Arrival of urban refugees and asylum seekers
In the month of May, the Kenyan police continued with Operation Usalama Watch.
During the reporting period, 242 urban refugees and asylum seekers were relocated to the Dadaab refugee camps.
On 8th and 10th May, UNHCR received new groups of urban refugees and asylum seekers from Nairobi. The individuals had been arrested, detained by the police and forcefully brought to the Dadaab camps.
UNHCR and the Department of Refugee Affairs (DRA) organized for their reception and provision of core relief items such as wash basins, blankets, sleeping mats, jerry cans and mosquito nets. UNHCR conducted a health screening and referred the new arrivals to the health services in the camps.