Somalis on the move but fewer reach safe havens: UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) – Somalis are fleeing fighting around Mogadishu but fewer are reaching safe havens in Yemen or Kenya due to rising insecurity and fears of recruitment by Islamist insurgents on the way, the U.N. refugee agency said.Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab rebels are waging a deadly insurgency against the Western-backed transitional government and control large swathes of southern Somalia and the sea-side capital. They are intent on imposing a harsh version of Sharia Islamic law throughout the war-ravaged nation.

Somalis on the move but fewer reach safe havens: UNHCR

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