Hungarian girl rescued from Kenyan refugee camp

Samira Németh, born in Somalia, has been brought to Hungary from a refugee camp on the Kenyan-Somalian border.

By: All Hungary News
2008-06-20 10:10

Samira Németh, an 18 year-old Hungarian girl born in Somalia, was recently brought to Hungary from a refugee camp at the Kenyan-Somalian border, reports Her Hungarian father and three brothers and sisters were killed in Somalia in 2005, while her Somalian mother and the rest of her family escaped. She has stab wounds on her body. After living with her neighbors during the worsening civil war, she took her documents and made her way to the Kenyan border among thousands of other refugees.


The UN High Commission for Refugees informed the Hungarian embassy in Nairobi that there was a girl with Hungarian documents among the 170,000 refugees in the camp. The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs then asked relief services to assist the girl in coming to Hungary.


Samira will spend the coming days with the Baptist Relief Service before moving in with her relatives in the Southern Transdanubia area. As she knows only a few words of Hungarian, she speaks English to the people who helped her.

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