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Kakuma Camp Update 21st May – 27th May 2014

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Current Situation:
597 South Sudanese arrivals have been received in Kakuma through Nadapal border in the past one week. As of 27 th May, the total number of South Sudanese asylum seekers received was 37,320. This brings the total estimated camp population to 168,470.
The daily arrivals trend has continued as illustrated:

Developments:

  • 412 refugees and asylums seekers relocated from Nairobi and other urban centres were received by the Department of Refugee Affairs (DRA) in the past week, bringing the total number of relocated persons so far to 2,086. Some of the urban refugees who were former residents of the camp move straight into the community upon arrival without necessarily registering themselves at the reception centre or with DRA. 21st May – 27 th May 2014 Kakuma Camp Update 2

  • The Director General of the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) visited Kakuma on 26th May. He was on a familiarization tour that focused on how UNHCR operates in the area and mainly how environmental issues are addressed. He paid a courtesy call to the Deputy County Commissioner's office and was later briefed by the UNHCR Kakuma Head of Office on the operation. He was able to tour various areas in the camp where he appreciated the efforts by UNHCR and its partners towards conserving the environment and sensitizing the refugees and host communities on proper management of the environment.