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UNHCR Kenya Kakuma Operational Update, 1 - 15 May 2017

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172,504 The camp population as at 15 May.
The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

7,442 Total number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in 2017.

10,133 The total number of new arrivals registered in 2017.

30,896 The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.

2,357 The number of registered South Sudanese Unaccompanied children in Kakuma as at 15 May.



 Movement of new arrivals from Nadapal transit centre to Kakuma

 Monitoring of new arrivals trend

 Development of Kalobeyei settlement

 Maintenance of roads and water network

 Relocation from Dadaab Voluntary repatriation (VOLREP


 The operation continues to receive refugees from South Sudan at the Kenya – South Sudan border at Nadapal Transit Centre. Majority of the new arrivals are women and children who cite insecurity and famine as the main cause of flight.

 As at 15 May 2017, the operation had registered 172,504 individuals in the UNHCR Database. Out of this, 141,608 individuals are in Kakuma refugee camp while a total of 30,896 are residing in Kalobeyei Settlement.

 On 13 May 2016, a total of 88 girls from Angelina Jolie and Bar-El-Naam Primary schools took part in the Music and Drama competition at the sub-county level where they competed against other schools from the Turkana West sub county.
These girls won in different categories and will be proceeding to Lodwar to compete at the Music and Drama festival at County level.

 During the reporting period, a total of 102 individuals were assisted to return to Somalia in the ongoing voluntary repatriation (VolRep). Out of this, 35 and 77 were assisted to return to Mogadishu and Kismayo respectively. In 2017 alone, a total of 639 individuals have been assisted to return.

 On 15 May 2017, UNHCR Kakuma Sub-Office hosted a one day mission from the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF). The mission led by Ms. Natalie Mitchell-Bennett, Programme Manager for the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa EU Delegation to Kenya and Mr. Pier Hiemstra, from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands visited EUTF funded projects in Kalobeyei Integrated settlement. The mission, after a courtesy call to the Deputy County Commissioners office visited Kalobeyei Clinic where they toured the ongoing construction of a maternity wing and interacted with patients at the clinic.
They also toured backyard gardens in Kalobeyei cluster one and Kalobeyei Integrated Primary School where they witnessed the school feeding programme that is being implemented by WFP. The mission also briefly met and interacted with traders at Kakuma 4 vegetable market.