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19 Oct 2018 description

Introduction

Kenya hosts 470 000 refugees and asylum seekers from neighbouring countries who are fully dependent on humanitarian assistance to cover their basic needs. Voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees has continued, in spite of insecurity, drought, and forced evictions in their home country. The European Commission continues its long-standing assistance to refugees in Kenya and responds to disaster-related emergencies.

What are the needs?

01 Oct 2018 description

As of 30 June 2018, the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Kenya is 114,492. At the end of June 2018, 94 percent of the South Sudanese refugees in Kenya resided in Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei Settlement, with a smaller precentage in Dadaab as well as urban areas such as Nairobi, Nakuru, Kitale and other areas. Refugees crossed to Kenya through the Nadapal Border in Turkana County, where Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei Settlement are situated. Out of the 58.2 percent of South Sudanese refugees in Kakuma, 88,309 are women and children with heightened protection risks.

27 Sep 2018 description

186,205 Number of refugees and asylum seekers registered in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement as at 31 August 2018.

7,180 Number of new arrivals with heightened protection needs registered in 2018.

3,791 Cumulative number of refugees assisted to return to their home countries since February 2016.

Update on Achievements

Highlights

20 Sep 2018 description

In Kenya there remain more than 480,000 registered refugees, with most forced to live and remain in refugee camps located in marginalised and isolated parts of the country. Kakuma refugee camp and nearby Kalobeyei settlement in Turkana County in north-western Kenya today host close to 186,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Burundi and Sudan amongst others.

20 Sep 2018 description

In Kenya there remain more than 480,000 registered refugees, with most forced to live and remain in refugee camps located in marginalised and isolated parts of the country. Kakuma refugee camp and nearby Kalobeyei settlement in Turkana County in north-western Kenya today host close to 186,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Burundi and Sudan amongst others.

19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

19 Sep 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Summary

There remain close to 208,000 registered refugees in the Dadaab camps, mostly of Somali orgin. With continued conflict, instability and drought, causing new displacement in Somalia and reduced humanitarian funding in Dadaab, there is a need to strengthen information on humanitarian needs and access to assistance and services in the camps. Since May 2017, REACH has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on developing tools and methodologies for data collection in Dadaab refugee camps.

10 Sep 2018 description
report Pact

by Kurt MacLeod

10 Sep 2018 description

As western governments reduce funding for refugees in East Africa, aid programmes are being forced to shut down, leaving refugees in crisis. "Fast and furious budget cuts are hitting the East Africa aid sector hard. If more funding isn't found, malnutrition will rise, schools will close, and water -borne diseases will break out. Rich nations should step up to support countries that are still accepting refugees. We have a window to avoid a refugee catastrophe in East Africa if we act now," warned Nigel Tricks, Regional Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).