Mai-Aini Refugee Camp - Camp Profile Shire 31 October 2018
Camp opened in 2008
Transitional shelters built
Community- based Structures in place
Of the population is under the age of 18 of which 20% are female
Individually registered with ration cards
Infrastructure available: 2 primary, 1 early, 1 secondary, 1 YEP vocational centre
The Mai-Aini refugee camp was established in May 2008 to accommodate Eritrean refugees seeking international protection.
In October 2018, the emergency response developed well defined coordination structures and all partners came to speed with the necessary response in terms of delivery of protection and emergency assistance to the high number of asylum- seekers that have been arriving in Shire including at Mai Aini camp since mid-September. In this regard, emergency interventions have been launched to ensure adequate reception conditions. During October, 25 temporary communal emergency shelters, 36 communal latrines and 18 tap stands were made available to new arrivals in Mai Aini refugee camp.