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New, violent fighting in South Sudan has caused around 90,000 people to flee to the neighbouring countries. Most have arrived in Uganda, but also Kakuma Camp in Northern Kenya is receiving hundreds of people every week. Therefore people are moving in to the newest part of Kakuma, the settlement Kalobeyei before construction has even finished.
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) providing assistance to refugees in Kenya acknowledge the hospitality and responsibility that the Government of Kenya has borne over decades. Despite the huge economic and social pressure, Kenya continues to host close to 600,000 refugees and asylum seekers from neighbouring countries, the majority being from Somalia and South Sudan. In addition, the Burundi conflict has also led to an influx of refugees from the country into the Kakuma refugee camp.
Key mixed migration characteristics
Kenya is a critical hub for mixed migration in the region. It is primarily a country of destination and transit for people in mixed migration flows and to a more limited degree a country of origin for some migrants.
Mixed migration movements into Kenya includes refugees, trafficked persons, irregular and economic migrants from other African countries particularly from East African countries including South-Central Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
The objective of this research is to assess the opportunities posed by the political process for potential solutions in Kenya’s key refugee-hosting counties of Turkana and Garissa. It firstly analyses opportunities presented by devolution which can contribute to the increased self-reliance of refugees. Secondly it focuses on the architecture of devolution in relation to refugee affairs, through the provision of a manual which analyses the legal framework, institutional structures, actors and processes of devolution.
One year since the breakout of conflict in South Sudan, many of the refugee youth in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya are having a difficult time to adjust to the new camp life. Majority of them have been separated from their parents and many others are finding themselves with neither employment nor any prospects of furthering their education. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is reaching out to such youths through trainings on livelihoods, life skills and resilience as well as offering counselling for the traumatic experiences that most of them have gone through.
- Executive Summary
Asylum seekers and refugees in Kayole, Eastleigh and Kitengela have made great strides integrating into the social and economic life of Nairobi. The livelihoods baseline illustrates that the socio-economic profile of the urban asylum seeker or refugee is not that of desperation and dependence. Rather it is one of incredible resilience in the face of significant odds. The majority are engaged in economic activities in the informal sector, and have made modest gains with limited support from the Government of Kenya or the humanitarian community.