Spokesman for UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Kenya Emanuel Nyabera express concern as refugee population in the northwestern Kenya's Dadaab camp climbs to more than 272,000, triple the number the camps were designed to handle.
Amidst reports that Oromo refugees are not being given adequate food, shelter and protection from violence, Mr. Nyabera told Jalene Gemeda of the Afan Oromo service that such problems are inevitable in over-crowded conditions.They investigate all cases of abuse and rape that are reported to them.
Three Oromo described conditions in the camp and said more attention is given only to Somali refugees, who are the largest population in the camps. They also claimed that Somalis who work for UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Dadaab camp are abuse non-Somalis. Somali refugees often harass, beat and rape other refugees, the interviewees added. The sources asked not to be identified for fear of retribution.
UNHCR has asked the Kenyan government to build another camp. This two-part special report was aired on Tuesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 3.