One million people are now homeless in Somalia, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says. The figure includes 60 percent of Mogadishu residents who have fled their homes ? 200,000 in the past two weeks ? due to renewed conflict between Islamist insurgents and Ethiopian-backed government forces. Meanwhile, Kenya’s government has been strongly criticized for deporting 18 failed Somali asylum-seekers, and the UN Security Council says it will continue to plan for a peacekeeping mission to Somalia, despite the secretary-general’s opposition. (BBC)

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