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Refugees from South Sudan in Kenya: Post 15 Dec 2013
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Refugees from South Sudan in Kenya: Post 15 Dec 2013


Registered and Awaiting Registration
Last Updated 15 Feb 2018

Source - UNHCR

Refugees and asylum-seekers from South Sudan in Kenya: Pre 15 Dec 2013


Registered and Awaiting Registration
Last Updated 15 Feb 2018

Source - UNHCR
Kenya - pre-15 December 2013 static figure
Pre-15 December caseload may change due to registration, births, deaths and departures. As of 15 December, the figure of pre-influx refugees (and asylum-seekers) was 45,239

Refugees and asylum-seekers from South Sudan in Kenya: Total


Registered and Awaiting Registration
Last Updated 15 Feb 2018

Source - UNHCR

Male (52.9%) Age (47.1%) Female
7.1% 0 - 4 6.8%
12.3% 5 - 11 9%
14.4% 12 - 17 14.3%
18.8% 18 - 59 16.1%
0.3% 60 + 0.9%

Population Planning figure


Last Updated 16 Mar 2017

Source - UNHCR

  Refugees and asylum-seekers from South Sudan in Kenya: Total

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  Breakdown by Settlement

Settlement Current Total    
70 %
24.3 %
4.9 %
0.9 %

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