Somalia Fact Sheet - May 2013

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 17 May 2013

Operation Highlights

Somalia is the country generating the third highest number of refugees in the world, after Afghanistan and Iraq. UNHCR leads protection and emergency relief interventions targeting 700,000 IDPs out of a total IDP population estimated at 1.1 million and over 2,300 refugees in Somalia.

As at 16th May 2013, there were 1,023,722 Somali refugees in the region, mainly hosted in Kenya, Yemen, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Tanzania and Uganda and over 1.1 million Somalis internally displaced within the country, settled mainly in the South-Central region. 11,516 Somalis have so far sought refuge in neighboring countries in 2013. In the month of April, 15,000 movements were reported in different areas in Somalia due to insecurity, floods, IDP evictions as well as cross-border movements. 920 movements have also been recorded so far in May.