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Kenya: Somalis trapped in ‘catch-22’ amid crackdown on refugees

11 April 2014 Somali refugees and asylum-seekers living in Kenya are being trapped in a catch-22 situation by the government’s counter-terrorism crackdown, Amnesty International said as thousands of Somalis continued to be rounded up by security forces in Nairobi.Registration of Somali refugees in Kenya has been largely halted since December 2011, preventing many who should qualify for refugee status from obtaining papers. Without these they could be returned to Somalia, where they may be at risk of human rights abuses.“Thousands of unregistered Somali refugees and asylum-seekers are in an impossible…

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