UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somali refugees

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Somali refugees queue at a reception centre in Kenya. Photo: UNHCR/B.Bannon (file)

More international support is needed for Somalia so that scores of citizens who left the country decades ago can return home.

That's the hope expressed by Ambassador Mohamed Affey, Special Envoy for the Somali Refugee Situation with the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda and other countries in the region are hosting some 900,000 Somalis, many of whom fled civil war nearly 30 years ago.

Jocelyne Sambira caught up with the Special Envoy at a UN-backed refugee solidarity conference in Uganda which wrapped up on Friday.

Duration:  3'40"

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