Kenya turns up the heat on Somali refugees


Somali children line up for food and water distribution in Mogadishu 2012

Kenya turns up the heat on Somali refugees

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI, 4 June 2014 (IRIN) - As security forces in Kenya continue to round up and detain thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, most of them Somali, an agreement between the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Kenyan and Somali governments on the voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees is coming under strain.

In late May, the Somali government pulled out of a meeting with UNHCR and the Kenyan government to formally launch a Tripartite Commission and discuss implemen...

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