This is the first story in a three-part series about alleged corruption in refugee resettlement. DADAAB, Kenya — Hamdi Abdullahi stands outside the United Nations compound in this dusty, sprawling camp — home to more than 200,000 Somali refugees — and throws stones at its barbed wire fence and heavy gates. Though the U.N.’s refugee agency, UNHCR, is known everywhere as the chief protector and spokesmanfor most of the globe’s 25 million refugees, Abdullahi shouts as she hurls the stones, accusing the agency of stealing her children. She has been protesting outside the compound off and on for years. The Somali refugee’s four children are now 8,000 miles away in Minnesota, with her former husband and his new wife. She last saw them in 2014. They were among the less than 1 percent of refugees in the entire world chosen to be resettled in a new country and given a chance to start their lives again. Abdullahi said that while her family’s need to resettle was genuine, she was left behind because of false information fed to the U.S. government by a UNHCR resettlement officer, David Momanyi, to whom her ex-husband paid a hefty bribe. “I always remember his face,”… Read full this story
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