Kenya + 1 more

Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya - UNHCR Dadaab Bi-weekly Update, 1-15 February 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



Voluntary Repatriation

  • During the reporting period, 1,211 returnees were assisted to return to Somalia. 1,055 retuned by road and 156 by flight. In total as of 15th February, 9,214 Somali refugees returned home sinceth December 2014, when UNHCR started supporting voluntary return of Somali refugees in Kenya.

  • 411 individuals have visited the Integrated Return Help Desks and have shown the intention to voluntarily return to Somalia.

  • On 11th February, UNHCR Dadaab hosted a cross border meeting in Nairobi.
    Participation from various International and National Non-Governmental Organizations working in partnership with UNHCR in Kenya and Somali within the framework of enhanced Voluntary

Repatriation of Somalia refugees from Kenya.

SGBV Statistics for 2015:

  • Preliminary statistics of 2015 shows that about 1,142 individuals comprising 95% female and 5% men were survivors of SGBV. 100% of the survivors received psychosocial counselling. A total of 1,142 SGBV cases were reported as at December 2015 as compared to 1472 reported at the end of December 2014 representing a decrease by 22.41 % with majority cases affecting women and girls. The data shows that 394 survivors comprising 34.5% accessed medical assistance by December 2015.