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Somali Migrant in Critical Condition After Setting Herself Ablaze in Protest in Australian Detention Center

A 21-year-old Somali migrant to Australia, identified as Hadon Yasin, is recovering from burns after she set herself on fire on Tuesday in an apparent protest against the living conditions in a migrant detention center in the island of Nauru. Read more ›

Thousands of Ethiopian and Somali Migrants Head to War-Torn Yemen Despite Dangers

Thousands of Ethiopian and Somali migrants continue traveling to Yemen via rickety boats despite the ongoing conflict in the country. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned of the dangers migrants face on the Read more ›

Kenya: Human Right Watch demands an end to operation ‘Uslama Watch’

New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Kenyan government to immediately cease a security operation aimed at eliminating illegal migrants that has attracted widespread criticisms for alleged human rights violations. In a statement released on Tuesday, May Read more ›

Somali government, humanitarian groups voice concerns over Kenya’s crackdown on illegal Somali migrants

Somali authorities and several humanitarian groups (including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch) have called on Kenya’s security agencies to review their handling of the ‘Uslama Watch’ operation aimed at curbing the growth of terrorism in the country’s migrant communities. Read more ›

United Nations condemns Kenyan directive ordering Immigrants back to Refugee Camps

The United Nations has censured the Kenyan government’s decision for all refugees in the east African nation to relocate to two designated refugee camps following a spate of terrorist attacks. Adrian Edwards, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Read more ›