Despair endangers Dadaab refugees as smugglers seize their moment
By Moulid Hujale
Unsafe in Somalia and unwanted in Kenya, refugees increasingly risk abduction in search of a better life
Two months after he went missing from the Dadaab refugee complex, Abdullahi Mohamed called his mother, Ubah, from a detention centre in Libya where he was being been held by armed gangs. The men asked his mother to pay a ransom of up to $10,000 (£7,850) for the 19-year-old.
Relieved but distraught, Ubah started fundraising for his release, talking to family members in the diaspora and in Somalia.
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