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Somali refugees pour into Kenya as fighting looms

Somali refugees are fleeing in increasingly greater numbers into neighboring Kenya as a military showdown between interim government forces and Islamic militants of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) grows closer. McClatchy reports that 14,000 Somalis have crossed the border since the start of September alone, bringing the total for the year to 34,000. In all, the United Nations estimates that there are 130,000 refugees among three camps in eastern Kenya. Thousands more are expected to arrive in the next few weeks. Full Story

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