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The Journey: Clickable guide: Refugee journeys
Intro | 1. Palestine/Israel | 2. Afghanistan | 3. Bosnia
4. Iraq | 5. Somalia | 6. Sierra Leone | 7. China | 8. Sri Lanka
Refugees from Somalia: 496,200
180,900 in Ethiopia
141,100 in Kenya
55,200 in Yemen
21,600 in Djibouti
18,500 in Netherlands
18,100 in UK
Source: UNHCR 2000

Inter-militia fighting and famine have forced nearly half a million people to flee Somalia, more than two thirds into neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya. Somalia has in effect been without a central government since a coup in 1991. Tens of thousands of Somalis also fled to Western Europe, many using false documents or turning to smugglers on the way.
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