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Kenyan Somali refugees claim they are denied citizenship rights

Despite being Kenyan, Shariff Omar registered himself as a Somali refugee to receive support with education but claims he is now being denied citizenship [Osman Mohamed Osman/Al Jazeera] MORE ON KENYA Kenyan al-Shabab returnees recount stories of pain and fear3 days ago At least 10 people killed in Kenya bus accident6 days ago In southern Kenya, women marry their surrogates to […]

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Resettlement needs set to rise to 1.4 million people in 2019, UN refugee agency reports

Resettlement – the transfer of refugees from thecountry where they have claimed asylum to a safe “third country” – is theresponsibility of international agencies, including Office of the UN HighCommissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Noting a 17 per cent projected overall increase inneeds next year, the UN agency’s Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2019report warns that access to this “key, durablesolution” for those in need […]