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
Base Layer

Population

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Registered Somali Refugee Population

959,329


Households*

148,211


* Household data may be unavailable for some locations

Demography
Male (52%) Age (48%) Female
5% 0 - 4 5%
12% 5 - 11 11%
8% 12 - 17 7%
25% 18 - 59 23%
1% 60 + 1%

  Estimated Population by Date

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  Registered Somali Refugee Population



Last Updated 16 Aug 2016

394,367
Individuals
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101,304
Households



Last Updated 31 Jul 2016

254,012
Individuals
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Households



Last Updated 31 Jul 2016

252,959
Individuals
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46,907
Households



Last Updated 30 Jun 2016

The figure above includes both Refugees and Asylum-Seekers.

36,758
Individuals
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Households



Last Updated 31 Dec 2015

12,363
Individuals
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Households



Last Updated 29 Feb 2016

6,231
Individuals
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Households



Last Updated 31 Dec 2015

2,485
Individuals
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Households



Last Updated 01 Sep 2015

154
Individuals
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Households

  Highlights

Mr. Per Heggenes, CEO of IKEA Foundation, visited the five Dollo Ado refugee camps for the periodic programme review of projects funded by his Foundation.
10 Sep 2015
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

   Latest Documents

Report Date: 29/07/2016
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Somalia Situaiton Supplementary Appeal: June-July 2016
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Report Date: 08/07/2016
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A monthly population of concern report for June 2016
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Report Date: 10/06/2016
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A monthly summary of operational activities in the country
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Report Date: 10/06/2016
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A monthly report of refugee numbers
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  News

Do not risk your lives, Grandi tells Eritrean refugees
UNHCR, 04 Feb 2016
SHIRE, Ethiopia, Feb 2 (UNHCR) – Improving conditions for refugees in camps and expanding programmes for legal pathways outside Ethiopia were both key to reducing the numbers who attempt perilous journeys to reach safety, Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said as he met Eritre...
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UNHCR awards Somali refugees who won regional art competition
UNHCR, 24 Dec 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 24 (UNHCR)-At a brief ceremony held here earlier this week, the UNHCR Representative in Ethiopia, Mrs. Clementine Nkweta-Salami, awarded prizes to three talented Somali refugees who won a regional art competition under the theme ‘Home’, reflecting on ‘Durable ...
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UNHCR initiated an innovative pilot project, the IDEAS BOX, in Dollo Ado
UNHCR, 18 Dec 2015
In Dollo Ado, UNHCR initiated an innovative pilot project, the IDEAS BOX, a multi-media library, for Somali refugee children and youth. The project is implemented by Save the Children and Libraries without Borders, in coordination with UNHCR Innovations Unit in Geneva. Facilitated by the governmen...
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The CEO of IKEA Foundation visits the Dollo Ado camps
UNHCR, 10 Sep 2015
Ethiopia-15 September 2015 (UNHCR)-The Chief Executive Officer of the IKEA Foundation, Mr. Per Heggenes, last week visited the five Dollo Ado refugee camps as part of a periodic programme review of different projects funded by the IKEA Foundation. Accompanied by UNHCR Representative Clementine Nkwe...
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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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