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UNHCR Kenya Kakuma Operational Update, 22 - 28 May 2015

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 28 May 2015, Kakuma had received 45,924 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 24 May, 183,839 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.

  • The second phase of the “Artistes for Refugees” project started on 22 May and will end on 29 May. The livelihoods project which aims to promote and nurture talents among refugee youths through the Arts has so far generated a lot of interest among the youth in the camp. Some 100 youth between 12 and 35 years are involved in the various art, music and sports workshops that rapper Octopizzo and illustration artist Victor Ndula are facilitating. The end result of the project will be to showcase the budding talent among youth in the camp and the possibilities of improving their access to alternative livelihood opportunities.

  • An interagency Regional Child Protection team is in Kakuma for a weeklong mission. The team comprised of staff from UNHCR’s Regional Hub in Nairobi, UNHCR Uganda, World Vision, UNICEF and Plan International is visiting all the countries affected by the South Sudan influx. They are looking at the achievements and challenges of the child protection response. The mission will also revise the Regional Child Protection Framework for Sudanese and South Sudanese children based on field findings. They will also hold focus group discussions with refugees and meetings with all stakeholders.

KEY FIGURES

  • 45,924 Asylum seekers received since influx began in December 2013.

  • 8 New SGBV cases reported during the week

  • 1:14 The ratio of latrines to users in Kakuma 4

  • 19.23 Litres of water provided per person per day in Kakuma.

  • 7,172 Number of roofed durable shelters in Kakuma 4.