UNHCR Somalia Factsheet - September 2013

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 13 Sep 2013

Operation Highlights

  • Somalia is the country generating the second highest number of refugees in the world (Afghanistan is the highest).

  • 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 September 11, 2013, there were 998, 335 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.

  • Over 21,195 Somalis have so far sought refuge in neighboring countries in 2013. In the month of August, 9,200 movements were reported in different areas in Somalia due to cross-border movements, IDP eviction, forced return, insecurity, lack of livelihood and clan conflict.