A decade after invasion, over 1 million Iraqis still can’t return home
06 Mar 2013
Ten years after the invasion, more than 1 million citizens remain displaced inside Iraq, including some 350,000 in Baghdad, the International Rescue Committee reports. “This is a major displacement crisis,” says Mike Young, who oversees the IRC relief programs in the Middle East. “Many of these Iraqis are living in prolonged limbo.”
Kenya: Refugees under suspicion, ordered into camps
January 23, 2013 By
Jerotich Seii Houlding
A Somali family in Nairobi's Eastleigh neighborhood. Incidents of police harassment, extortion and arbitrary arrest involving refugees have increased since the Kenyan government issued a directive last month ordering refugees living in cities to relocate to camps.
The odds are stacked against young people in Kenya. Three-quarters of those under 35 do not have jobs. Poverty and poor education have left 1.3 million youths unemployed - and studies suggest women are five times more likely to struggle to find work than men.