Refugees in the Horn of Africa: Somali Displacement Crisis
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Regional Overview

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35,200 Individuals
Registered Somali Refugee Population
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Population

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Registered Somali Refugee Population

956,066


Households*

172,508


* Household data may be unavailable for some locations

Demography
Male (49%) Age (51%) Female
8% 0 - 4 8%
15% 5 - 11 14%
8% 12 - 17 7%
17% 18 - 59 21%
1% 60 + 1%

  Estimated Population by Date

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  Registered Somali Refugee Population



Last Updated 06 Apr 2014

430,513
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119,907
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599
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312
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Last Updated 31 Mar 2014

243,824
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Last Updated 31 Jan 2014

230,878
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Last Updated 01 Jan 2014

19,169
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Last Updated 01 Jan 2014

18,534
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Last Updated 31 Jul 2013

7,957
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Last Updated 13 Feb 2014

3,055
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Last Updated 01 Jan 2014

2,136
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  Highlights

The return intention profiling survey began in Dadaab on 17 February and will be completed in 6 weeks. The exercise is a joint venture between UNHCR and IOM.
20 Feb 2014
Start of the holy month of Ramadan sees dramatic decrease in new Somali arrivals to Ethiopia's Dollo Ado.
01 Aug 2012
New arrivals continued to arrive in Dollo Ado in large numbers. The daily arrival average for the second half of May was 141 individuals.
04 Jun 2012
A total of 948 new arrivals was received at the Dollo Ado Reception Centre between 21-25 May - mainly from Bay Bakol and Gedo region.
28 May 2012
A total of 600 new arrivals was received at the Dollo Ado Reception Centre during the last week. However in the last 2 days the average was of 174 per day.
22 May 2012

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  News

Return intention survey for Somali refugees begins in Dadaab
UNHCR, 20 Feb 2014
A comprehensive return intention survey for Somali refugees began in Dadaab on 17 February 2014. The objective of the survey is to accurately understand the needs and concerns of Somali refugees in relation to voluntary repatriation. More than 7,000 refugees living in the five camps that make up ...
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Poles pop up in Dollo Ado camps!
UNHCR, 10 Sep 2013
UNHCR’s partner AHADA are busy installing 310 solar powered street lights thanks to funding from the IKEA Foundation and ECHO. CEO of the IKEA Foundation, Mr Per Heggenes checked out the lights on a recent visit to the camp. The lights are already reportedly creating a greater sense of safety and ...
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Announcing the Winners of the Global HackForGood
Technology for Good, 20 Jun 2013
There was such overwhelming interest in our Global Hack for Good on World Refugee Day – we could not accommodate all that wanted to participate! So we are announcing the old fashioned way – on Facebook and Twitter! First, the challenge: The number of forcibly displaced people around the ...
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Holl-Holl - a new camp intended for Somali refugees
UNHCR Djibouti, 07 Dec 2012
Like two other refugee locations in Djibouti, Holl-Holl was an old camp that was closed in the mid-2000s, as a consequence of massive repatriations to Ethiopia and to the breakaway territory of Somaliland where the security situation has relatively improved during the last decade. Over the last 6 y...
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Somalia’s Hawa Aden Mohamed wins the 2012 Nansen Refugee Award
http://www.unhcr.org/nansen , 19 Sep 2012
Embargo: 11:30 AM CET, 18 SEPTEMBER, 2012 Somalia’s Hawa Aden Mohamed wins the 2012 Nansen Refugee Award GENEVA, 18 September, 2012 – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced today in Geneva that this year’s Nansen Refugee Award goes to Hawa Aden Mohamed, the foun...
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