Kenya: Human Rights group urges the military recruitment of Somali refugees to end


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Kenya: Human Rights group urges the military recruitment of Somali refugees to end

A global human rights group is urging Kenya to stop Somali military recruiters from enlisting displaced men and boys in Kenya’s sprawling Dadaab refugee camps to fight in their war against Islamic militants. Letta Tayler, a researcher form Human Rights Watch, who spent a week interviewing refugees for the group’s Thursday report about the practice said “the boys and men who are in these camps risked their lives to flee. Now they’re being asked to return to that.” She stated that enlisting young refugees in a new force intended to fight on behalf of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government is a violation of U.N regulations that govern refugee camps. The Kenyan government rejects charges that it is aiding in Somali military recruitment. According to Human Rights Watch, the Dadaab camps, hosts more than 280,000 refugees mostly from Somalia, making it the largest concentration of refugee in the world, notes CNN.

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