1. Kenya: 13 Ethiopians Held in Makindu
The Star February 13, 2013
Thirteen illegal immigrants arrested by police in Makueni on Wednesday night were taken to Makindu law court on Thursday. The Ethiopians aged between 18-35 years appeared before the Makindu Senior Resident Magistrate Michael Kizito to answer charges of being in the country without authorization documents.
2. 20 Ethiopian migrants nabbed in Pangani
Nairobi County Newspaper February 27, 2013
Twenty illegal Ethiopian immigrants were yesterday arrested in Nairobi’s Pangani area. Confirming the incident, Starehe police boss Samuel Anampiu said that the twenty were arrested after police launched a crackdown in the area.
3. Kenya tensions spark Somali refugee flight
Aljazeera February 08, 2013
Nairobi, Kenya - The shopping malls and market stands of a Somali-dominated suburb in eastern Nairobi have been quieter than usual. Taxi drivers in Eastleigh, a lucrative trade hub known locally as "Little Mogadishu", say business is drying up as Somalis leave Kenya to return home. Somali refugees say they are harassed by Kenyan police, and wrongfully blamed for a wave of attacks that have shaken Kenya in recent months.
4. 96 illegal migrants arrested in Arusha, Tanzania
Girum Post March 12, 2013
IMMIGRATION officers in Arusha region have impounded a lorry which was allegedly ferrying about 100 illegal immigrants through Longido district.
5. Fear and flight in Nairobi’s Eastleigh as police accused of harassing refugees
The Guardian February 08, 2013
The men crammed into a small room in Nairobi's Eastleigh neighbourhood interrupt each other constantly, each desperate to tell his own tale of police persecution. Some are refugees, some are Kenyan ethnic Somalis, some are refugee protection officers. They say they are all targets.
6. Civilian shot dead as Yemeni forces patrol Aden
Gulf news February 27, 2013
Aden: Gunmen fired at southern separatists in Aden and accidentally killed a civilian on Tuesday, as Yemen’s army and police patrolled the city’s main streets, witnesses and activists said.
7. Somali government to relocate IDPs, welcomes returning refugees
Hiiraan Online February 27, 2013
The Somali government plans to relocate thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) currently living in Mogadishu to camps on the outskirts of the city, but there are concerns over inadequate government capacity as well as security and access to services in the proposed relocation areas.
8. Somali government to relocate IDPs welcomes returning refugees
IRIN 27 February 2013 - The Somali government plans to relocate thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) currently living in Mogadishu to camps on the outskirts of the city, but there are concerns over inadequate government capacity as well as security and access to services in the proposed relocation areas.
9. Somalia Fact Sheet - February 2013
10. UNHCR to improve situation of Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia
Sudan Tribune February 1, 2013
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday that they will be working to stabilise the emergency phase of its response to the Sudanese and Somali refugee influxes in Ethiopia this year.
11. Ethiopia: Eritrean refugees hold anti-regime rally, say ready to fight
Sudan Tribune February 3, 2013
Thousands of Eritrean refugees held a demonstration on Saturday at a camp in northern Ethiopia in support of the actions taken by a dissident army group to bring about democratic change in one of the most repressive nations on earth.
12. Number of Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia reaches 32,400
Sudan Radio Service February 04, 2013
More than 32,000 Sudanese refuges from Blue Nile and South Kordofan states have arrived in refugee camps in western Ethiopia, the UNHCR has said. Natalia Prokopchuk, a public information officer for the UNHCR said in an interview with Sudan Radio Service on Monday from Addis Ababa, that 200 new refugee arrivals were received in Ethiopia.
13. Israel admits Ethiopia Jewish immigrants were given birth control shots
Salon January 27, 2013
Israel has admitted that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth control injections, according to a report in Haaretz. An Israeli investigative journalist also found that a majority of the women given these shots say they were administered without their knowledge or consent.
14. Palestinian officials slam Israel over changing refugee’s definition
NZWEEK March 11, 2013
RAMALLAH, March 11 — Palestinian officials on Monday slammed Israel’s efforts to deny the status of refugees of descendents of Palestinians who left their homes in 1948.
15. Saudi arrests Ethiopian Christians for worshipping
CBN News February 27, 2013
Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested 53 Ethiopian Christians during a private worship service this month.