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Bangkok’s Somali refugees persecuted and dwelling in misfortune

Bangkok, Thailand – “I’ve never experienced cold like this,” says RK, a 19-year-old Somali refugee, as he sits in a downtown Bangkok alley one December morning. It is 20 degrees, and opposite is the Suan Phlu Immigration Detention Center, an office building concealing thousands of undocumented migrants. It is a stone’s throw from Bangkok’s gregarious…