African Lives are worthless as far as – UNHCR MISSION is concerned!!
In a strong message from the Somali refugee Community in India to the International Community,Human rights organisations,we inform to the World that African refugees and their lives are worthless when it comes to UNHCR mission in India.
A Somali refugee family lost two children within two months while sleeping in their beds.
No postpartum or/ and medical examination were done by either the local health and police personal or the UNHCR office. These kids fled from the civil war and the death & mayhem in Somalia just to die in their sleep here in India.
No one cares our pain and anguish as a community specially the United Nations High Commissioner Of refugees. Under 1951 Geneva convention, Refugees should receive at least the same rights and basic help as any other foreigner who is a legal resident, including freedom of thought, of movement, and freedom from torture and degrading treatment.Economic and social rights are equally applicable. Refugees should have access to medical care, schooling and the right to work. And Under certain conditions UNHCR should provide social, psycho-social, health assistance ,financial grants, food and shelter as well as legal -Aid assistance to refugees.
Here In India,UNHCR believes that refugees are “Privileged Aliens from Mars” , let alone offer any of the above mentioned assistance.
By:Kassim Isse Dhuhulow (mr.black gold),
Freelance Journalist,Advocate Somali Community in India,Hyd-India,