Somalia Exodus by Marcus Bleasdale IIV
Somalis have been fleeing from fighting and insecurity for the past 20 years. Most have ended up at the Dadaab refugee camp across the Kenyan border, which is now the largest in the world with an official 215,000 registered refugees or an unofficial 250,000. Recent arrivals recount rape, summary executions and indiscriminate bombing in Somalia. After fleeing, they faced bandits and many were robbed, raped and killed. When arriving in Kenya, many report being detained illegally by Kenyan police. They recount stories of beatings, rape and extortion in Kenyan jails. Many of the new arrivals have to wait several months before they are registered and eligible for food and help with relocation and accommodation. During that time they are forced to fend for themselves.