Posted by: africanpressorganization | 4 April 2009

Somalia / Emerging practice of Kenyan authorities to forcibly return Somali asylum-seekers to their country.

 


 

Somalia / Emerging practice of Kenyan authorities to forcibly return Somali asylum-seekers to their country.

 

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 4, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

 

 

On Somalia, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said it is concerned about the emerging practice of Kenyan authorities to forcibly return Somali asylum-seekers to their country.  Most recently, Kenyan law enforcement officials intercepted a bus carrying 31 Somali asylum-seekers, including women and children, and forced them back to Somalia.

 

Another 61 Somalis were deported two weeks ago.

 

UNHCR says that it has registered a formal complaint by the Kenyan immigration authorities, but so far it has seen no improvement in this situation.

 

Meanwhile, UNHCR says it has begun relocating Somali refugees from the Somali-Ethiopia border region to a new camp some 90 kilometres inside Ethiopia. 

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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