Refugee camp

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 4th, 2013
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TWO youths have died and several people wounded during a grenade attack at a refugee camp in eastern Kenya, reports say. An Agence France-Presse journalist was able to view two bodies while the Red Cross said on its Twitter account that seven people had also been wounded, in an attack on a restaurant...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 20th, 2012
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The number of Somalia refugees sheltered at Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado refugee camp has hit a record high of 170,000 making it the world’s second largest refugee complex, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). The number of new arrivals to Dollo Ado have seen a decline, however, the newest camp locate...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Nov 4th, 2012
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ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ivory Coast officials say that fighters who backed former president Laurent Gbagbo have infiltrated refugee camps in Ghana and are accused of attacking security bases back in Ivory Coast. Human rights groups say the presence of Gbagbo’s ex-fighters in the camps poses a...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 20th, 2012
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(AP) — An angry mob of some 300 people stormed a U.N.-guarded refugee camp in Ivory Coast Friday, looting the shelters, burning them down and killing at least five of the refugees, according to officials. About 90 percent of the Nahibly camp, which used to house some 4,500 people, was burnt to ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 2nd, 2012
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The United States strongly condemns the recent attacks on innocent civilians attending church services in Kenya. The attacks on two churches in Garissa follow shortly after the killing of one aid worker and the kidnapping of four others in Dadaab refugee camp this week, as well as an attack on a nigh...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 1st, 2012
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At least 10 people were killed in grenade attacks on Sunday at two churches in Garissa, a town in northern Kenya that is an important military base from where ground forces have been deployed into Somalia to fight al Qaeda-linked insurgents. Kenya has been struck by a series of blasts since it sent t...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 19th, 2011
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Garissa – An explosion on Monday in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee complex near the border with Somalia killed three police officers and destroyed their vehicle, two witnesses said. “I saw the bodies of three police officers that had been torn apart lying outside the vehicle,” Suado A...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 16th, 2011
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A remote-controlled bomb blew up a police vehicle escorting a U.N. convoy in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp near the border with Somalia on Tuesday, the second such incident in the camp this month. A U.N. driver said the blast ripped through the back of the police jeep moments after the column of ...
By benim
In News
Nov 10th, 2011
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Nairobi – Military aircraft from Sudan crossed the new international border with South Sudan and dropped bombs on Thursday in and around a camp filled with refugees fleeing violence in the north, officials said. At least 12 people were killed. The violence in and near the Yida refugee camp, loc...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 13th, 2011
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Gunmen kidnapped two Spanish women working for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) at Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp on Thursday, the third abduction of Westerners in Kenya by attackers linked to Somalia in a month. Kenyan police said they suspected Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents...