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UNHCR Kenya Kakuma Operational Update, 24 - 30 July 2014

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  • As at 30th July 2014, Kakuma had received 41,450 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 176,890.
  • As at 30th July, a total of 5,706 urban refugees had been received in Kakuma by DRA.
  • A representative from UN refugee Aid Germany (UNO-Fluechlingshilfe) visited Kakuma on 25th July on a day mission. Mr. Bernhard von Grünberg came to familiarize himself with the operation and identify some of the key challenges. He visited the reception centre, the IRC camp hospital and Kakuma 4 where he interacted with refugees and staff on the ground. He particularly witnessed the various sectoral gaps in the camp such as the understaffed hospital, the dilapidated shelters in various sections of the camp, the sanitation situation and the need for proper classrooms and learning materials. He also took note of the urgent need for an ELISA machine (used for screening blood) for the hospital’s laboratory.