NEWS 2007


Hunger strike Somalis get asylum                                                                             (26.11.2007) Kenya has granted asylum to 23 Somalis, who had gone on hunger strike, fearing they would be deported to Mogadishu.

UN General Assembly backs indigenous peoples' rights                                                             (September 13, 2007) UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a non-binding declaration upholding the human, land and resources rights of the world's 370 million indigenous people, brushing off opposition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The vote in the assembly was 143 in favor and four against. Eleven countries, including Russia and Colombia, abstained. The declaration, capping more than 20 years of debate at the United Nations, also recognizes the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination and sets global human rights standards for them.

Curfew eased to let relief aid in Somalia                                                                                   (21.04.2007) KENYAN authorities in North Eastern Province have allowed the UNHCR to transport much needed medical and other supplies to thousands of Somali refugees stranded in Somalia’s Dobley and Afmadhow towns. 

No place to hide for the innocent                                                                                                (09.04.2007) When I looked at my daughter’s eyes, I couldn’t find the bright glow that always warmed my heart. What I saw was fear. The usual sparkle and joy that shines deep inside Maria’s eye was missing, only a few weeks after she had celebrated her fourth birthday.





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