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Somali Refugees Abused and Detained in Ukraine

July 9, 2012

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WRITTEN BY: Anna Malinovskaya Earlier this year, leading international Human Rights organizations reported the purportedly illegal detention and mistreatment of a group of Somali asylum seekers in Ukraine. On January 19, 2012, Amnesty International (AI) announced that about 60 Somali nationals, including 20 children, went on a hunger strike to protest against their “pointless” detention, […]

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2011, A Year Through Photographs

December 29, 2011

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2011 has been an incredible year. From the Arab Spring and Wallstreet protests to the Eurpean debt crisis and the death of Osama Bin Laden, 2011 has definitely been a year to remember. As we look back on the year and reflect, let us look back on the photos that captured those life changing moments […]

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Malaysian Journalist Killed in Shooting While On a Humanitarian Mission in Somalia

September 10, 2011

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SOMALIA.— A Malaysian camera man has been killed in a shooting attack in Mogadishu, Somalia. Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, a cameraman with Malaysia’s national Bernama TV, was killed while traveling with the aid agency Putera 1Malaysia Club on a humanitarian mission. The aid agency arrived in Mogadishu on Monday, September 29th bringing 250 tons of food and […]

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Fight Over Food Supplies Leaves 7 Somalis Dead in the Badbaado Refugee Camp in Mogadishu

August 7, 2011

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SOMALIA.— Seven Somali refugees were killed Friday during a fight over food supplies in the Badbaado refugee camp in Mogadishu. Reportedly, the shooting occurred while refugees were waiting in line for food,  some report that it was a clash between government soldiers and the refugees when several people attempted to grab food supplies. Several refugees […]

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Drought- Stricken Somali Town of Dobley Has Urgent Need for Humanitarian Aid

July 14, 2011

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SOMALIA.— Al-Shabab, the Somali armed Islamist group has lost control of the town of Dobley. The fight to take control of Dobley however, has killed hundreds of people and destroyed much of the town’s infrastructure. Clan militia men now patrol the area, with the implicit support of the Kenyan government and operating on behalf of the […]

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Somalia Sentences Foreigners for Delivering Ransoms to Pirates

June 22, 2011

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SOMALIA.– A Somali court has jailed six foreigners, an American, three Britons and two Kenyans,  for illegally bringing $3.6 million dollars into the country reportedly to pay ransoms to pirates. Two men received 15-year sentences and fines of $15,000, the others faced sentences of 10 years in jail and fines of $10,000 each. This marks […]

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