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13 May 2016 description
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Executive Summary

2016 is set to be an important year for a programming shift in the Kenya refugee operation. Reorientation from traditional care and maintenance in the camps, towards truly solutions-oriented programming, is starting to take root in response to the new circumstances and unprecedented global challenges.

02 Nov 2015 description

Introduction

The IASC Alert, Early Warning and Readiness report is produced bi-annually as an inter-agency effort by the Task Team on Preparedness and Resilience (TTPR) for IASC member agencies. The report highlights serious risks that were either identified as being of particular strategic operational concern or as having a high probability and impact on humanitarian needs. In addition to collaboratively assembling the report, the report includes an analysis of the state of readiness, prepared by OCHA, which is compared against each risk.

12 Aug 2015 description

BACKGROUND

Kambioos is the newest of the five Dadaab camps. It was established in August 2011 and officially recognized by the Kenyan government in January 2013. The camp was originally planned for a population of 100,000 and can help reduce the population pressure in other camps. Relocation of people from the overcrowded outskirts of Hagadera has started and Kambioos has been receiving urban refugee from Nairobi.

25 Mar 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.

23 Apr 2014 description

Snapshot 16–23 April

Central African Republic: Renewed clashes between anti-balaka and Seleka fighters occurred in several locations in central, northern, and southwestern provinces. MISCA soldiers are being redeployed to cover areas previously secured by the Chadian contingent. A Christian religious leader was killed and four were abducted in two northern towns, while 30 Christian civilians were reportedly killed in a central town.

15 Apr 2014 description

Syria: Violence is intensifying in Damascus, with increased attacks from both the Government and the opposition. In Aleppo, fighting between Syrian troops and opposition fighters is causing further casualties. In the east, infighting between rival opposition factions has led to a reinforcement of Iraqi troops’ positions on the Iraqi side of the border. To date, over nine million people are in need of assistance, and more than 2.6 million have fled the country. In early April, humanitarian assistance was allowed in besieged areas in Aleppo for the first time since June.

14 Apr 2014 description

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Ration Card Exchange

Between 15th and 22nd March, UNHCR replaced old food ration cards with new ones in all five Dadaab camps. Refugees who collected their food rations stopped by the UNHCR desks in food distribution centres to receive their new cards. 80,424 new ration cards were validated which means that 97% of all households in Dadaab now have a new card. The remaining 3% of households can approach the UNHCR field offices for their cards.

04 Sep 2013 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

Already established camp received large influx of Somali refugees in the first half of 2011.

Areas of Origin

56.87% are from Gedo, 22.97% are from Bay and the rest of the population is from various other locations in Somalia.

Cultural Background

  • Sunni Muslim

  • 49% are May May speakers from Rahanweyn clan, 24% are Mahatiri speakers from Maheren clan and the remaining are from various other Somali clans.

Main Occupations

04 Sep 2013 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

Organized large-scale relocation from the Transit Centre will began on 24 June 2011 and ended 16 July 2011, during which time the Camp has grown rapidly.

Areas of Origin

52% of residents are from Bay, 30% are from Gedo, 13% are from Bakol, remaining are from various areas in Somalia.

Cultural Background

Sunni Muslim

04 Sep 2013 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

Organized large-scale relocation from the Transit Centre will begin on November 2011

Areas of Origin

61% are from Gedo, 19% are from Bay, 15% are from Bakol, remaining are from various other locations in Somalia.

Cultural Background

Sunni Muslim

64% are May May speakers from Rahanweyn clan, 22% are Mahatiri speakers from Maheren clan and the remaining are from various other Somali clans.

Main Occupations

04 Sep 2013 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

Organized large-scale relocation from the Transit Centre will begin on 05 August 2011 and will complete early September 2011, during which time Hilaweyn Camp has grown rapidly

Areas of Origin

50% are from Gedo, 31% are from Bay, 17% are from Bakol, remaining are from various other locations in Somalia.

Cultural Background

  • Sunni Muslim