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One million people are now living rough in Somalia, the UN refugee agency says.
The figure includes 60% of Mogadishu residents who have fled their homes - 200,000 in the past two weeks - leaving many districts empty, says UNHCR.
People have been forced out by renewed conflict between Islamist insurgents and Ethiopian-backed government forces.
Kenya's government has been strongly criticised for deporting 18 failed Somali asylum-seekers. "They are being sent to die," a rights worker sai
First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews but I was not Jewish so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.
As former Secretary of State James A. Baker III recently testified before a congressional panel, "Congressional micro-management of foreign policy is a bad idea. It was a bad idea when a Democratic Congress tried to micro-manage the Bush Administration's foreign policy, and it is a bad idea now."