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

966,170


Households*

161,631


* Household data may be unavailable for some locations

Demography
Male (52%) Age (48%) Female
6% 0 - 4 6%
12% 5 - 11 12%
8% 12 - 17 7%
24% 18 - 59 22%
1% 60 + 1%

  Estimated Population by Date

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  Registered Somali Refugee Population



Last Updated 31 Aug 2015

420,283
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114,470
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6,205
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2,682
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Last Updated 31 Jul 2015

247,934
Individuals
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47,161
Households

2,421
Individuals
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601
Households



Last Updated 31 Mar 2015

246,648
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Last Updated 28 Feb 2015

29,053
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Last Updated 30 Jun 2015

11,931
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Last Updated 01 Jan 2015

7,365
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Last Updated 01 May 2015

2,802
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Last Updated 31 May 2015

154
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  Highlights

Voluntary return support now available for all refugees in Dadaab. Returnees will get reintegration assistance in 9 districts in Somalia.
02 Jun 2015
WFP introduces food vouchers in Kenya's refugee camps. First distribution are planned for June 2015 in Kakuma and October 2015 in Dadaab.
26 Mar 2015
Dadaab Camps are preparing for 16 Days of Activism which will start on 25 November
05 Nov 2014
*World Refugee Day (20th June) UNHCR and partners will lead the refugee community in Dadaab to commemorate World Refugee Day on 20th June. The global theme for this year is- “One family torn apart by war is too many.” The community has agreed to commemorate this day by conveying to the world, messages of peace through a campaign dubbed “31 Days of Peace Messages” which kicked off on 20th May. The community communication team is conveying these messages in camps as well as to local and international audiences through camp meetings, community radio and social media.
13 Jun 2014
UNHCR and partners will lead the refugee community in Dadaab to commemorate World Refugee Day on 20th June. The global theme for this year is- “One family torn apart by war is too many.” The community has agreed to commemorate this day by conveying to the world, messages of peace through a campaign dubbed “31 Days of Peace Messages” which kicked off on 20th May
13 Jun 2014

   Latest Documents

Report Date: 03/07/2015
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A monthly operational overview of the country's refugee programme
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Report Date: 08/06/2015
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An operational overview of the country's refugee programme
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Report Date: 14/05/2015
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A general overview of the refugee operation in Ethiopia covering all refugee groups in the country.
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  News

116 Somali refugees return from Dadaab camps to Mogadishu, spearheading new phase of voluntary repatriation
http://www.unhcr.org/55c1fadd9.html, 05 Aug 2015
The arrival at Mogadishu International Airport today of 116 Somali refugees from Kenya marks a new chapter in the voluntary return process. Earlier in the morning, the two planes took off from Dadaab in Northeastern Kenya, the largest refugee settlement in the world, still hosting 333,000 Somali ref...
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IKEA Foundation donates €38 million to UNHCR for refugees in Africa
UNHCR, 08 Jul 2015
The €38 million grant will support the socio-economic wellbeing of refugee families and the communities hosting them in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. Addis Ababa, JULY 8, 2015: The UN refugee agency announced today that it has received a grant of €38¬ million from the IKEA Foundation, its largest...
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Picasso would be proud: talented Somali refugee dreams of new life in America to honour father who died for his art
UNHCR, 30 Jun 2015
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 30 (UNHCR) – It’s been said that if you suffer for your art, you will never die. For 16 year-old Abdirahim Abdulkadir Osman, his father’s brutal murder at the hands of Al Shabaab may prove not to have been in vain as the talented Somali refugee artist and his family...
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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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