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Somali refugees to be moved to "safe haven"

07-07-2012 02:21 BJT

Plans are underway to relocate some of the Somali refugees in Kenya's Dadaab camp to safe heavens inside Somalia. Dadaab the biggest refugee camp in the world is home to close to 400,000 Somali refugees.

The Special Representative of the Chairman of the AU Commission for Somalia, Ambassador Boubacar Diarra says this will be done in liaison with UN agencies and humanitarian organizations who are already working on modalities to move the refugees in areas already liberated from the Al shabaab. It is still not clear when or how soon the exercise will begin.

Boubacar Diarra, special rep., AU commission for Somalia, said, "It's a heavy burden for Kenya and now we are witnessing some peace and stability coming from the region. I think its important now for those UN Humanitarian agencies to go and try to help some of the people in Dadaab. I think it's a matter of work and honor for all those agencies to stay behind and not go into Somalia".

Augustine Mahiga, Un Political Officer in Somalia, said, "We hope this achievement and humanitarian hospitality would soon come to coincide with great political process".

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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