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Kenyans Register As Refugees At Daadab
ISSUE 64
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Somalia and Survival in the Shadow of the Global Economy

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Election Campaigning Brought To Conclusion

 

Somaliland Warns of Water And Food Shortages

 

Puntland Warlords Against Somaliland Elections

Health

Drug: The Double Edged Knife (Part 4)

 

Social, Economic Impacts Of Epidemic Intertwine

International News

Djibouti: Rights Record Poor, Says U.S.

 

US Tells Iran, Syria, N. Korea: "Learn From Iraq"

 

Kenyans Register As Refugees At Daadab

 

Ships Could Go To Horn Of Africa - Commodore Roger Girouard

 

How Do Somalis See Fall of Baghdad?

 

Divisions Deep Over Claims Of Jewish Influence

Editorial & Opinions

Somaliland Needs To Pass Monday’s Test

 

When The Sun Never Set

 

Abuse of Authority and the Misuse Of Police Force

 

Run Rayale Run!

Peace Talks

Unanimous Support For Somali Reconciliation Process In Kenya

 

Barre's Brother To Contest Somalia Top Post


Nairobi, April 8, 2003 (East African Standard) - Thousands of Kenyan nationals have registered as Somali refugees at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camps in Dadaab Division of Garissa District.

The number of presumed refugees at Dagahaluy, Ifo and Hagardera camps rose by almost twice the usual population since UNHCR officials started a headcount a fortnight ago.

Many urban centers in North Easter Province remained deserted as majority of poor residents reported to the camps for issuance of ration cards with the hope of using the document for relocation to a "third" country as refugees.

The worst affected towns are Garissa, Wajir and Mandera where most pastoralists who lost their herds to natural calamities reportedly sought refuge.

UNHCR has been unable to differentiate between Kenyan and Somalia Somalis during such exercises because they share kinship ties on either countries.

Garissa DC, Mr. Aloise Lentoimaga, confirmed the mass exodus of residents to the camps but said the Government will sort the genuine refugees.

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