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UNHCR Monthly Operational Update: Kakuma Camp & Kalobeyei Settlement, Kenya (1 – 28 February 2019)


185,399 Refugees and asylum seekers registered in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement as of 28 February 2019.

2,174 New arrivals refugees and asylum seekers registered since the beginning of January 2019.

4,312 Individuals assisted to return to their home countries since February 2016.

Update on Achievements


Visiting Turkish doctors give specialized health care to refugees and host communities in Kakuma: More than 5,500 people received free medical services during the Kakuma health week. The health service week was organized by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in collaboration with UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, and Turkana County Government, was the first medical camp of its kind with 40 Turkish and Kenyan practitioners from different fields, 23 of whom were from Turkey. The team consisted of paediatricians, cardiologists, obstetricians, gynaecologists, cataract surgeons, urologists, dentists and general surgeons.

A story of refugees playing in the Kenyan National Football League: Both Gal is a South Sudanese refugee playing in the Kenya national Football League. He plays for Kakuma United FC, a team comprising of players from 7 different nationalities. Both speaks of the friendship and diversity that holds the team together. UNHCR Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa visits Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei Settlement: While on his visit to the Kakuma Operation, the Special Envoy called for more investments in the refugee youth to promote peace and stability in the region.