First U.N. special envoy for Somali refugees amid 'asylum fatigue'
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations has appointed its first special envoy for Somali refugees to ensure they receive protection, following accusations by a rights group that Kenya has been forcing them out of the world's largest refugee camp in a bid to close it.
Kenya, which says the returns are voluntary, called last week at the U.N. General Assembly for more funding to repatriate more than 300,000 Somali refugees living in Dadaab camp on its northern border.
"The Special Envoy will first help to maximise efforts to search (for) solutions for Somali refugees and... read more
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