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UNHCR Kenya Kakuma Operational Update, 15 - 28 February 2017




The camp population as at 28th February 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.


Number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in the month of February 2017


The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.


USD 65M Requested for Kakuma operation.

Funded 31%

Gap 69%


  • 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.

  • As at 28th February 2017, a total of 14 Kilometre of water pipeline from Tarach to Kalobeyei had been laid. The pipeline will ensure that refugees and host community in Kalobeyei have access to clean water.

  • Farmers have commenced harvesting and selling of vegetables at the 3 acre plot in Kakuma 2. The projected total vegetable yield for the 3 acre farm is 8,585.2Kg reflecting an average vegetable production of 2,861.74Kg (2.862 tons) per acre per crop cycle.

  • On 21st February, UNHCR Kakuma operation hosted a mission from Swiss - Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The mission which comprised of the SDC Director General Manuel Sager, Swiss Ambassador to Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia and Uganda Amb. Ralf Heckner, UNHCR representative to Kenya Raouf Mazou among others visited Skills for Life projects in Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei settlement where they interacted with the beneficiaries from the refugee and host communities.

  • On 20th – 21st February 2017, UNHCR Kakuma operation hosted the new ECHO Desk Officer Kenya Mr. Thorsten Muench. The new Desk Officer, accompanied by Jean-Marc Jouineau – Techical Advisor for Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti and Ms. Irene Bosire, was on a familiarization tour of Kakuma where he visited among others Kakuma Reception Centre, the IRC hospital and Kalobeyei settlement.