The camp's inhabitants had feared being sent back to neighboring Somalia, which has been torn by years of war and terrorism. A Kenyan court ruled that the government had failed to show that Somalia was safe for refugees to return to.
Authorities have cut off water, power and food to the camp for Australia's unwanted refugees, but many refuse to leave. They have been given until Monday to vacate the barricaded camp.
Tensions have escalated ahead of a deadline for asylum seekers to leave a detention center in Papua New Guinea. Some 600 refugees barricaded themselves inside despite a ruling that the center was unconstitutional.
A woman fled with her children to Somalia's capital Mogadishu, after her husband is killed and her village burnt down. She thought she'd reached a safe haven. Instead, she's raped at the refugee camp.
Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government weak and dysfunctional, the country is on the verge of another famine.
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