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UNHCR Kenya Factsheet - March 2018

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  • 2,163 new arrivals were registered in March 2018 - 1,053 in Kakuma, 1,110 in Nairobi, and none in Dadaab. About 9,600 Ethiopian asylum seekers fled to Moyale in March.

  • 78,088 Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme since 2014, 2,791 of them in 2018

  • 226,543 (47%) refugees reside in Dadaab, 187,013 (39%), in Kakuma & Kalobeyei Settlement and 67,670 (14%) in Nairobi

Working with Partners

  • The Dadaab refugee operations are coordinated by UNHCR Sub-Office Dadaab, which also serves the three camps in Dadaab Sub-County. UNHCR Field Office Alinjugur is part of the larger Dadaab operation and covers Hagadera camp in Fafi Sub-County. Both UNHCR offices cooperate closely with NGOs and other international organizations including WFP, UNICEF and IOM. The main government counterparts are the Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Office and Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS).

  • NGOs and other international organizations including WFP, UNICEF and IOM. The main government counterparts are the Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Office and Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS).

  • UNHCR continues to work closely with the Government of Kenya, the Turkana County Government through the Office of the Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS) and partners to ensure support to refugees and asylum seekers. Monthly Inter-Agency meetings chaired by UNHCR and RAS continue to be held including monthly meetings with refugee representatives in the camp.

  • UNHCR continued to hold a joint protection desk with Kenya Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS) at the refugee processing center in Shauri Moyo, Nairobi.