Refugees in the Horn of Africa: Somali Displacement Crisis
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Kenya

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35,200 Individuals
Registered Somali Refugee Population
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Population

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Registered Somali Refugee Population

421,789


Households*

114,207


* Household data may be unavailable for some locations
Last Updated 31 Jul 2015

Demography
Male (50%) Age (50%) Female
8% 0 - 4 7%
13% 5 - 11 12%
9% 12 - 17 8%
19% 18 - 59 22%
2% 60 + 2%

  Registered Somali Refugee Population

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  Breakdown by Region

Region Current Total     Registered Arrivals in 2015    
332,749
77,760
Individuals
Households
78.9 % 288
102
Individuals
Households
0.1 %
56,346
17,351
Individuals
Households
13.4 % n/a
n/a
Individuals
Households
0 %
32,694
19,096
Individuals
Households
7.8 % 2,301
1,212
Individuals
Households
0.5 %

  Breakdown by Country of Origin

Country of Origin Current Total     Registered Arrivals in 2015    
421,789
114,207
Individuals
Households
100 % 2,589
1,314
Individuals
Households
0.6 %

   Latest Documents

Report Date: 28/01/2015
Description
Voluntary Return to Somalia Support Process - Progress Report as of 27.01.2015
Uploaded 6 months ago
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Report Date: 20/02/2014
Description
Somali Refugees in Kenya - update report as of 29.01.2014
Uploaded 1 year ago
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  Highlights

On 3 and 4 June, UNHCR and partners engaged the refugee community in the second part of the 2015 Participatory Assessment.
11 Jun 2015
Voluntary return support now available for all refugees in Dadaab. Returnees will get reintegration assistance in 9 districts in Somalia.
02 Jun 2015
11 of 30 boreholes in Dadaab camps now use solar power. This has reduced fuel costs per borehole by 40%.
01 Jun 2015
MSF evacuates 42 staff from Dadaab to Nairiboi and closes health posts due to security concerns
28 May 2015
UNHCR and partners contributed to the emergency response to the attack on Garissa University; providing trucks, ambulances and medical supplies from Dadaab
02 Apr 2015

  News

Kenya: MSF forced to close Dadaab health posts and evacuate staff amid escalating insecurity
MSF, 28 May 2015
As violence and threats in the northeastern province of Kenya escalate, international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has evacuated 42 of its staff from Dadaab refugee camps to Nairobi. The precautionary measure has already had a direct impact on MSF’s ability to provide much...
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High Commissioner Guterres wraps up visit to Kenya and Somalia to discuss the future of the Dadaab refugee camps
UNHCR, 09 May 2015
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres last night completed a visit to Kenya and Somalia where he met with the Presidents of the two countries, as well as Somali refugees and returnees. Speaking in Nairobi Mr. Guterres said, "We reached a common understanding with the Presidents of ...
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KENYA: US Secretary of States John Kerry visits UNHCR, speaks to students in Dadaab Refugee Camp via Skype
UNHCR, 04 May 2015
NAIROBI, 4 May 2015 (UNHCR) – US Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, visited UNHCR Representation Office in Kenya, accompanied by a delegation of senior officials from the US Government. Mr. Kerry expressed his utmost appreciation and respect for the work done by UNHCR in Kenya. The Repre...
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Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis - treatment in Dadaab Refugee Camps
CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 Mar 2015
UNHCR has a Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) Center in Ifo Camp. This article links TB to the conflict in Somalia. "A drug resistance survey conducted in 2011 in Somalia showed that the country had the highest rate of MDR TB infection on the African continent. MDR TB develops when a patie...
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Innovation: Instant Network Schools open up a new world for Somali refugees
http://www.unhcr.org/54d21aa26.html, 04 Feb 2015
DADAAB, Kenya, February 4 (UNHCR) – Thirty pairs of fascinated eyes watch the big white screen; fingers glide across new tablet computers. A class of students at the Nasib Secondary School in north-east Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp complex, is enjoying a history lesson about the Portuguese in Afric...
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  Who's Doing What Where?

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