No "safe haven" in Somalia anymore

Somali refugees at Dadaab, which is located in north-east Kenya. Dadaab is the world’s largest refugee camp complex. Photo: UNHCR/B.Bannon

All regions of Somalia are "high risk environments" and there is no real "safe haven" anymore, according to the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations in Somalia.

Philippe Lazzarini is in New York to brief the Security Council on the latest development in the Horn of Africa country.

The Al-Shabaab terrorist group has created widespread insecurity in the country, and recently claimed the death of four UNICEF staff members in April.

Meanwhile as of January, the UN says 3 million people in Somalia are in need of humanitarian assistance.

May Yaacoub spoke with Mr Lazzarini and began by asking him about the Kenyan government's announcement that it was closing a refugee camp called Dadaab which is home to 350,000 Somalis.

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