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10 Aug 2011 description

Göttingen, 10. August 2011

On Wednesday, the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) urged the Kenyan government to offer protection to all the refugees from Somalia who are fleeing from the war and the famine. Lately, several thousand Somalis were rejected by Kenyan border guards as they tried to reach the Dadaab refugee camp. "Those who denied refuge to the war- and hunger-refugees violated the Geneva Convention and international humanitarian laws," said the STP's expert on questions regarding Africa, Ulrich Delius.

09 Jun 2011 description

The famine in northern Kenya is continuing to worsen according to the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP). "The very existence of three million nomads in Kenya is acutely threatened," warned the head of the Africa section at the STP, Ulrich Delius, on Thursday in Göttingen. "In some areas the lives of up to 80 percent of the population are endangered." According to authorities, more than 80,000 people in the Ganze region are facing starvation, including 40,000 of the 50,000 inhabitants of the Bamba district. Their lives are in grave danger.

01 Nov 2010 description

Kenya should provide asylum for 7,100 war refugees from Somalia seeking protection

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) urged the Kenyan government on Monday to fulfill their obligation under the Geneva Refugee Convention and provide asylum for some 7,100 refugees of war, currently living in fear near the Somalia border. "We are tracking the fate of these refugees with great concern.

24 Mar 2009 description

Göttingen, 24. März 2009 - The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) accused the police in Kenya on Tuesday of grossly violating the human rights of the Samburu pastoral tribe and of destroying the means of life of the native people. Hundreds of police using helicopters have been attacking suspected cattle-thieves since 25th February 2009 in the north of the country.

02 Nov 2006 description

Göttingen, November 02, 2006- The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) gave an urgent warning on Wednesday of a new large-scale war on the Horn of Africa. If the intervention of foreign troops in Somalia is not brought to an end there will be a mass exodus of hundreds of thousands, said the GfbV Africa expert, Ulrich Delius, in Göttingen. More than 32,000 people have fled from Somalia to neighbouring Kenya since January 2006. 80,000 more refugees are expected in the next two months and this is only the beginning of the impending humanitarian catastrophe.

05 Jan 2006 description

Göttingen, January 05, 2006 - The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) has called for specific aid for the Somali nomads who have been hit particularly hard by the famine in the Northeast of Kenya. "Several hundred thousand nomads desperately need not only food, but also internationally sponsored support programmes to prevent a mass dying of their cattle-herds" said the GfbV Africa correspondent Ulrich Delius on Thursday in Göttingen. In the Northeast of Kenya 30 percent of the cattle have died or have had to be slaughtered since December 2005 as a result of the famine.