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

972,020


Households*

162,721


* Household data may be unavailable for some locations

Demography
Male (52%) Age (48%) Female
7% 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 28 Feb 2015

423,153
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115,631
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1,352
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673
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Last Updated 31 Mar 2015

246,603
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47,090
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1,755
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415
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Last Updated 01 Jan 2015

244,204
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Last Updated 01 Jan 2015

28,005
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Last Updated 01 Jan 2015

19,782
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Last Updated 01 Jan 2015

7,365
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2,758
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  Highlights

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
The refugee community in Dadaab will commemorate WRD 2014 by conveying to the world, messages of peace through a campaign dubbed “31 Days of Peace Messages"
13 Jun 2014

   Latest Documents

Report Date: 10/04/2015
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A general overview of the refugee operation in the country with statistics, map and financial information
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Report Date: 10/03/2015
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A general overview of the refugee operation in the country with statistics, map and funding update
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Report Date: 12/02/2015
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Ethiopia continues to be the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa with 665,881 refugees at the end of January 2015. The largest populations groups are South Sudanese, Somalis, Eritreans and Sudanese.
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Report Date: 28/01/2015
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Voluntary Return to Somalia Support Process - Progress Report as of 27.01.2015
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  News

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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At least 3 mln in Somalia in need of aid - UN Secretary General
Source: Reuters - Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:15 GMT, 29 Oct 2014
Somali refugees cheer upon the arrival of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (unseen) at the UNHCR/Kenya Red Cross hospital at the IFO2 east camp, within the Dadaab refugee complex, near the Kenya-Somalia border October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya...
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UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns Mogadishu bomb attacks
UNSOM website, 16 Oct 2014
Mogadishu, 16 October 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned last night’s bomb attack outside a popular restaurant in Mogadishu resulting in the death and injury of many people. ...
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Celebration of World Refugee Day
., 20 Jun 2014
On 20th June, World Refugee Day was celebrated in all five Dadaab camps and in Dadaab town. The events in all camps were organised with high involvement of the refugee community. While keeping the global theme of the day ‘1 family torn apart by war is too many’, the refugee community in Dadaab c...
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Weekly update on displacement and other population movements in South-Central Somalia
UNHCR, 06 Apr 2014
In summary, close to 9,000 civilians were displaced during the reporting period (almost the double of last week's figure of new IDPs). Marka and the outskirts of Mogadishu are now major places of new displacement. IDPs in these locations are in need of assistance....
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