Aid agencies help 11,000 displaced Somalis return home
27 June 2014, 13:39
Nairobi - A consortium of aid and UN agencies on Thursday said they have supported about 11,000 displaced Somalis to voluntarily return home.
"Despite large-scale returns to many parts of Somalia are not possible at the moment, there is general recognition of the fact that solutions to protracted large-scale displacement will be an integral element of sustainable peace in Somalia," said the consortium in a report released in Nairobi.
The report comes as Kenya says the refugee situation continues to pose security threats to Nairobi and the region apart from the humanitarian crisis.
Kenyan security officials believe armed groups have used the refugee camps as bases to prepare attacks and then mingled with residents in urban areas to carry them out.
It said spontaneous returns are gaining momentum despite the fragility and insecurity which still persist, adding that access by humanitarian and development actors remain limited in many parts of South Central Somalia.
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