Kenya coercing refugees to return to Somalia, HRW claims

Tents in Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex on July 24, 2011. AFP PHOTO | PHIL MOORE

What you need to know:

  • HRW also accused the UN refugee agency of not telling the refugees the truth about the real security situation in Somalia.
  • 24 refugees who attempted to go back to their country, returned to Kenya after Al Shabaab attempted to forcefully recruit them.

Kenya is coercing Somali refugees to move out of the Dadaab Camp against their will in a repatriation process that ‘does not meet international standards’, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has claimed

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