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After famine and drought, Somali refugees face floods

Thousands of Somalis who fled famine, drought and conflict now face the misery of heavy rains and flooding in the region, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. “Thousands of displaced Somalis have been affected by heavy rains and flooding in parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia,” High Commissioner for…

Somali rebels stopping men fleeing drought

Somali rebels are blocking men fleeing harsh drought and forcibly recruiting them, while women and children who escape alone risk attack and rape in crowded camps, witnesses and officials said. “They captured me and beat me,” said Nor Ibrahim, who was attacked three times before he finally escaped into neighbouring…