$500 million needed to help returning Somali refugees

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The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR has helped nearly 5,000 refugees in Dadaab camp in Kenya return to Somalia since December 2014. Photo: UNHCR

Efforts to help the people of Somalia rebuild their country need to be stepped up with the international community's help, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said Friday.

Of more than one million Somali refugees, nearly 5,000 have returned to the country since December 2014, despite ongoing insecurity and a lack of prospects, UNHCR says.

Now the UN agency is hoping that some USD $500 million can be found to help the country at a pledging conference in the Belgian capital Brussels next week.

Here's UNHCR's Adrian Edwards talking to Daniel Johnson about the challenges facing Somalis.

Duration: 2'41"

 

 

 

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