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For Security's Sakes, WHAT NEXT???

There’s been resounding outcry for the closure of Refugee camps especially Dadaab which has 350,000 refugees and is situated 100km/60miles from the Kenya-Somali border. One fact of note is that Kenya is a signatory to a tripartite Agreement between our Government, the Government of Somalia and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) which provides for the legal framework for the safe and dignified repatriation of Somali refugees from Kenya and their reintegration in the Federal Republic of Somalia. 763 more words

UNHRC adopts resolution on Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

GENEVA: The UN rights body on Friday adopted without a vote a resolution on addressing the human rights situation of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar, nearly a month after a regional crisis erupted with hundreds of migrants from the nation found adrift in the Bay of Bengal. 26 more words

Self Help Kit: First Instance on UNHCR Refugee Status Determination

After you haveĀ registered as an Asylum Seeker with UNHCR, this Self Help Kit outlines how to write a statement for your Refugee Status Determination (RSD) interview, what information you need to include in your statement, and what will happen when you arrive for your RSD interview.Ā  5,751 more words


17 years in a refugee camp: on the trail of a dodgy statistic

I haven’t previously written much about refugees and refugee camps, though they’re the subject of my current research (and much of my teaching): I dimly aspire to set up a specific blog for that, but as yet it doesn’t exist. 1,257 more words

Eleanor Davey

Stories of Migration: Images of Exile and Hope in Refugee Art | Multimedia | teleSUR English

As we inch our way toward the Fourth of July weekend this is a good time to reflect on the need of people everywhere to seek and find new beginnings. 200 more words

UN: the "hope and home of all humankind"

I’m not sure quite where to begin this post on the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations! The UN’s perennially globetrotting (and obviously oblivious to his <gasp> carbon footprint) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has been out and about delivering carefully scripted speeches to all who’ve been commandeered to listen. 870 more words