Monthly Archives: January 2014

UN: Somali Asylum Seekers Need International Protection

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency is appealing to countries not to deport Somali asylum seekers to their country of origin.  The UNHCR says the situation in southern and central Somalia remains unsafe and Somalis fleeing those areas are in … Continue reading

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UNHCR urges continued protection for asylum seekers from Southern and Central Somalia.

Tuesday Janaury 28, 2014   UNHCR has released updated guidelines on the international protection needs of people fleeing Southern and Central Somalia. Although security has improved in some parts of Southern and Central Somalia, armed conflict continues. Widespread insecurity and … Continue reading

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Somali human rights activist honoured in Chennai

Monday, January 27, 2014   Somali human rights activist and physician, Hawa Abdi Diblawe, who refused to cow down to threats from militants after her hospital outside the capital city of Mogadishu was destroyed four times, was on Saturday awarded … Continue reading

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Indian rape victim under police protection Woman allegedly attacked as “punishment” to be relocated after being shunned by villagers, says state politician.

                       A woman who said she was raped on the orders of village elders has been placed under police protection, along with her family, and will be relocated after being … Continue reading

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Indian woman gang-raped as ‘punishment’

Thirteen people arrested after woman in eastern state of West Bengal is gang raped on orders of village elders. A 22-year-old woman is critical after being allegedly gang-raped by 13 men on the orders of village elders in India’s eastern … Continue reading

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More support for girl in ‘cut’ saga

Pledges continue to pour in for a 15-year-old girl whose sponsor stopped paying for her education after allegations that the student had been circumcised secretly. A Kenyan working in Canada, Mr Hussein Mohammed, who hails from Lokitaung in Turkana County, … Continue reading

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Haween kasoo Horjeestay habka loo Magacaabay Golaha Wasiiradda

Kulan maanta ka dhacay xarunta ururka horumarinta haweenka Soomaaliyeed ee SWDC oo ay ka qaybagleen qaar ka mid ah haweenka Soomaaliyeed ayaa waxaa looga soo horjeestay qaabka loosoo magacaabay golaha wasiirada cusub ee Soomaaiya. “Golahii wasiirrada xukuumaddii hore ee Saacid  oo … Continue reading

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