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09 Feb 2017 description
"Today is a historic day for more than a quarter of a million refugees who were at risk of being forcefully returned to Somalia, where they would have been at serious risk of human rights abuses," said Amnesty.
16 Nov 2016 description
The agency said thousands of refugees remained at risk of forced repatriation to Somalia, a war-torn country where they were at risk of death or injury in the ongoing conflict.
14 Nov 2016 description
Just two weeks before the deadline given to close the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenyan government officials are deliberately coercing refugees to return to war-torn Somalia, where they risk being injured or killed, said Amnesty.
04 Nov 2016 description
Amnesty is participating in the proceedings as an interested party and has filed submissions on Kenya’s obligations under international law to ensure the rights of asylum seekers and refugees.
04 Oct 2016 description
Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just 10 countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees, said Amnesty.
01 Jul 2016 description
Horrifying accounts of sexual violence, killings, torture and religious persecution collected by Amnesty Int'l reveal the shocking range of abuses along the smuggling routes to and through Libya.
06 May 2016 description
The Kenyan government’s decision to close down two large refugee camps, including the world’s biggest at Dadaab, is likely to put thousands of innocent lives at risk, the NGO said today.
23 Oct 2014 description
Countries should under no circumstances attempt to return individuals to south and central Somalia, as the fragile security conditions have not led to a fundamental, durable and stable change, says Amnesty.
13 Sep 2013 description
The Somali government relocated thousands of IDPs to proposed camps outside the city to make way for development of the capital, but the plan turned out to be inherently flawed.
30 Aug 2013 description
The inability and unwillingness of the authorities to investigate these crimes leaves survivors of sexual violence even more isolated and contributes to a climate of impunity.
11 Feb 2013 description
Poorly regulated international arms transfers continue to contribute to the recruitment and use of children under the age of 18 in hostilities.
13 Nov 2012 description
Foreign nationals face abuse and exploitation Undocumented foreign nationals in Libya are at risk of exploitation, arbitrary and indefinite detention, as well as beatings, sometimes amounting to torture, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today. The briefing “We are foreigners, we...
21 Feb 2012 description
On 23 February 2012, the UK government is hosting an international conference on Somalia, with senior representatives of some 40 governments and intergovernmental organizations (including Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, the United States, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Sweden, the...
20 Sep 2011 description
When 65-year old Amina arrived in Tunisia’s Choucha refugee camp in March this year from Tripoli, a new waiting game began for her and her family. She has spent the past two years hoping for resettlement in the US. But the recent conflict in Libya has meant that she and her family have had to put...