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UN Admits Failures in Kenya Camp


World  (tags: government, United Nations, Africa, Refugees & Relief, Human Rights, freedoms, poor health, no shelter, inadequacy )

Dee
- 3605 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
One of the world's largest refugee camps fails to meet even the most basic standards, the UN has admitted.



   

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Dee C (23)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 8:35 am
"More than a quarter of a million Somalis are crowded into the Dadaab camp in eastern Kenya having fled fighting in their own country.

Chronic overcrowding makes it difficult to help those in need, officials say, and Kenya is resisting expansion calls.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, is due to visit on Tuesday to discuss additional space.

The UNHCR, the UN's refugee agency, believes that with more than 6,000 new refugees arriving every month it has no choice but to expand the camp."

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