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Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Kenya by sub-location JSON 
موقع Source تاريخ البيانات Population
Nairobi UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  15.7%
83,166
Garissa UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  43.1%
228,308
Turkana UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  41.2%
218,380

Total Refugees in Kenya JSON 
472,042
آخر تحديث 31 Aug 2021
Source - UNHCR 
Refugees in Kenya - Breakdown by country of origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source تاريخ البيانات Population
Somalia UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  57.7%
272,246
South Sudan UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  28.5%
134,370
Dem. Rep. of the Congo UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  6.4%
30,430
Ethiopia UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  4.4%
20,701
Burundi UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  1.5%
7,125
Sudan UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  0.9%
4,285
Others UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  0.4%
2,038
Uganda UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  0.2%
847


Total Asylum-seekers in Kenya JSON 
57,812
آخر تحديث 31 Aug 2021
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Asylum-seekers in Kenya - Breakdown by country of origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source تاريخ البيانات Population
Dem. Rep. of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  29.9%
17,266
Burundi UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  19.8%
11,460
Ethiopia UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  16.5%
9,559
Somalia UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  13.7%
7,910
Sudan UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  10.7%
6,164
Others UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  5.4%
3,121
Uganda UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  3.9%
2,247
South Sudan UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2021
  0.1%
85


  أبرز العناوين
RAVES PROJECT - KENYA LAUNCH: Official launch of the Refugee Agricultural Value chains for Economic Self-reliance (RAVES) Programme. FAO with funding from the IKEA Foundation and in collaboration with the Turkana County Government, UNHCR, WFP, IFC, INSTA Products, Egerton University and other stakeholders has initiated a project aimed at enabling farmers from Loima and Turkana West Sub-Counties of Turkana County as well as refugees in Kalobeyei settlement to produce groundnut for INSTA Products in a Public Private Partnership. The four-year project is targeting 1,500 farmers, of which 30 percent are refugees, farming on approximately 750 acres and ultimately delivering 1,200 tons of Groundnuts per year. The project is expected to bring in KES 96 million annually to Turkana County and spur the development of a groundnut industry in the County.
29 Apr 2021
UNHCR in partnership with Oracle launched the Oracle Workforce Development program, which aims to impart digital skills training with global certifications. Five Persons of Concern (PoC (3 females, 2 males) from urban areas and eight PoC (3 females, 5 males) from Kakuma were shortlisted for the training after a competitive process. The trainees will be upskilled in Java Fundamental and Programming and later be linked to job opportunities.
30 Sep 2020
PoC who can no longer support themselves in urban areas continued to request for assistance to relocate to the camps. UNHCR and the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS) worked on resuming PoC’s relocation to the camps. This had been suspended towards the end of August due to a high COVID-19 positivity rate among PoC that had been tested before travel.
30 Sep 2020
RAS and UNHCR agreed to set up a working group to start a remote interviewing pilot for refugee status determination. Remote interviewing will increase the number of interviews conducted.
30 Sep 2020
In August, UNHCR and implementing partners in Kakuma distributed 130,000 reusable facemasks donated by the Government of the United States.
30 Sep 2020
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Learning from experiences and seizing opportunities
UNHCR and partner practices in advancing gender equality in Sub-Saharan Africa
Refugees Self-Reliance Initiative
Promoting opportunities for refugees around the world to become self-reliant and achieve a better quality of life.
Self-reliance and social networks: explaining refugees’ reluctance to relocate from Kakuma to Kalobeyei
Self-reliance and social networks: explaining refugees’ reluctance to relocate from Kakuma to Kalobeyei
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    تاريخ الانشاء: 25 May 2021 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR Regional Update - South Sudan Situation December 2019

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    Regional Update
    تاريخ النشر: 1 February 2020 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 7 February 2020 (1 year ago)
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    Total Population as of 31st Aug 2019

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    Total Population as of 31st Aug 2019
    تاريخ النشر: 5 September 2019 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 5 September 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Population Per Location as of 31 Aug 2019

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    Population Per Location as of 31 Aug 2019
    تاريخ النشر: 5 September 2019 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 5 September 2019 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Kakuma - New Arrivals Registration Trend as of 31 AUGUST 2019

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    UNHCR Kakuma - New Arrivals Registration Trend as of 31 AUGUST 2019
    تاريخ النشر: 5 September 2019 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 5 September 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Kenya Statistics Infographics | August 2021

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    Kenya Statistics Infographics as at 31 August 2021
    تاريخ النشر: 31 August 2021 (23 days ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 21 September 2021 (1 day ago)
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    Kenya Statistics Infographics | July 2021

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    Kenya Statistics Infographics as at 31 July 2021
    تاريخ النشر: 31 July 2021 (1 month ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 11 August 2021 (1 month ago)
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    Kenya Statistics Infographics | June 2021

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    Kenya Statistics Infographics as at 30 June 2021
    تاريخ النشر: 30 June 2021 (2 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 10 July 2021 (2 months ago)
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    Kenya Statistics Infographics | May 2021

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    Kenya Statistics Infographics as at 31 May 2021
    تاريخ النشر: 31 May 2021 (3 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 June 2021 (3 months ago)
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    Kenya Statistics Infographics | April 2021

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    Kenya Statistics Infographics as at 30 April 2021
    تاريخ النشر: 30 April 2021 (4 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 June 2021 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR KENYA - Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Strategy 2020-2024

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    The UNHCR Kenya Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Strategy (2020-2024) document, which is a strategy developed jointly with partners and also reflects the feedback from Government counterparts based ...
    تاريخ النشر: 29 July 2021 (1 month ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 3 September 2021 (20 days ago)
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    UNHCR: East and Horn of Africa and Great Lakes - Stepped-up Livelihoods Strategic Directions 2021-2025

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    Responding to the High Commissioner’s request to step up livelihoods interventions this document outlines the strategic directions and recommends actions for the EHAGL Regional Bureau 2020-2025 to add...
    تاريخ النشر: 1 July 2021 (2 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 27 July 2021 (1 month ago)
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    Stepped up Livelihoods Response - Responding to Covid19 Impact on POC Livelihoods in EHAGL

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    UNHCR Summary Livelihoods Response Strategy 2020-2025
    تاريخ النشر: 4 February 2021 (7 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 5 February 2021 (7 months ago)
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    Community Based Protection Working Group (TOR)

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    Terms of reference for the Community Based Protection Working Group in Urban areas
    تاريخ النشر: 19 August 2020 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 19 August 2020 (1 year ago)
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    Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Working Group (TOR)

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    Terms of Reference for the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Working Group in Urban areas.
    تاريخ النشر: 19 August 2020 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 19 August 2020 (1 year ago)
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    Youth Working Group (TOR)

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    Terms of reference for the Youth Working Group in Urban areas
    تاريخ النشر: 19 August 2020 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 19 August 2020 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR - East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - Factsheet May-July 2020

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    Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - Factsheet May-July 2020
    تاريخ النشر: 23 July 2020 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 24 July 2020 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Kenya Operational Update, September 2020

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    Operational Update for Kenya, as of September 2020
    تاريخ النشر: 19 November 2020 (10 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 19 November 2020 (10 months ago)
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    Kakuma Camp Population Statistics 31 JANUARY 2019

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    Kakuma Camp Population Statistics 31 JANUARY 2019
    تاريخ النشر: 4 February 2019 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 4 February 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Kalobeyei Settlement Population Statistics 31 JANUARY 2019

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    Kalobeyei Settlement Population Statistics 31 JANUARY 2019
    تاريخ النشر: 4 February 2019 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 4 February 2019 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Dadaab bi-weekly update 01-15 March 2017

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    UNHCR Dadaab bi-weekly update 01-15 March 2017
    تاريخ النشر: 23 March 2017 (4 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 23 March 2017 (4 years ago)
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    UNHCR Dadaab bi-weekly update 15 - 28 Feb. 2017

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    UNHCR Dadaab bi-weekly update 15 - 28 Feb. 2017
    تاريخ النشر: 13 March 2017 (4 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 13 March 2017 (4 years ago)
  • Country overview
    The Kenya refugee operation is impacted by political developments and the humanitarian situation in the region, mainly due to developments in the two main refugee producing countries (i.e. Somalia and South Sudan). In Somalia, despite the moderate gains made in the past three years, the humanitarian situation in 2020 is expected to remain fragile, with over some 24.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, the situations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia are responsible for refugee outflows.

    The majority of refugees and asylum-seekers in Kenya are from Somalia (54%), followed by South Sudanese (24.5%), Congolese (8.9%) and Ethiopians (5.8%). Persons of concern from other nationalities including Burundi, Sudan, Uganda, Eritrea, Rwanda, and others make up 6.7% of the total population (501,049 as at the end of October 2020). Almost half of the refugees in Kenya reside in Dadaab (44%), 40% in Kakuma and 16% in urban areas (mainly Nairobi), alongside 18,500 stateless persons. Currently, Kenya continues to be among the top refugee hosting countries in Africa. UNHCR will also continue its advocacy on behalf of stateless persons.

    The operation works with the assumption that the situation in Central and Southern Somalia will continue to allow voluntary repatriation and reintegration with no major further deterioration. For these reasons, the planning figures for voluntary return to Somalia are 10,050 in 2021 and 10,620 in 2022. As for 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has overall affected the voluntary repatriation programme to Somalia, Ethiopia and Burundi. Small-scale repatriation to Somalia has only now been resumed in December 2020, with some more returns planned to Burundi and DRC. While some 30,000 new arrivals were expected in 2020, as a result of COVID-19 there were only 8,210 new arrivals, mainly from Somalia, South Sudan, DRC, Ethiopia, and Burundi. Considering COVID-19, a reduction in resettlement slots and the current capacity of the operation to process resettlement cases, it is projected that some 2,000 refugees will be proposed for resettlement in 2020.


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    • Kenya - DRC Situation

      The on-going conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have caused and continue to cause internal and external displacement of populations. In 2017, some 100,000 Congolese fled to neighbouring countries as refugees, due to widespread militia activities, unrest and violence, joining the 585,000 already in exile. The security conditions in DRC, especially in the eastern and central parts have continued to worsen since the beginning of 2018. Because of this, the Congolese refugee population is now among the ten largest in the world. Nearly 55 per cent are children, many crossing borders unaccompanied or separated. Existing camps and sites in many asylum countries are saturated, and available basic services are stretched to the limit. The situation requires support, adequate resources and collaboration so that effective protection and assistance can be delivered efficiently to Congolese refugees.

    • Kenya - Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region

      In September 2019, with the aim of bringing decision making closer to the point of delivery, UNHCR opened its Regional Bureau for the East, Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region (EHAGL). It is located in Nairobi, Kenya and covers 11 operations: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Within the EHAGL region, two situations are managed by the Bureau: the South Sudan Regional Refugee Situation and the Burundi Regional Refugee Situation. The Bureau has accountability for strategic decision-making, regional prioritization, oversight of integrity issues, and quality assurance, and possesses the technical capacity to support country operations in a wide range of sectors such as education, child protection, economic inclusion and durable solutions.

    • Kenya - South Sudan

      As the protracted emergency enters its sixth year, the South Sudan situation remains the largest refugee situation on the African continent. There are over 2.2 million refugees in Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a further 1.8 million people displaced internally in South Sudan. The situation continues to be characterized as a children’s crisis with children constituting over 65 percent of the refugee population.

    • Kenya - Horn of Africa Somalia Situation

      Somalia is at the heart of one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. Twenty years of conflict and waves of drought have uprooted a quarter of the country’s 7.5 million people. As the region faces its most severe drought in 60 years, the Somali exodus is growing fast. The refugees urgently need medical aid and high-protein, high-energy food. They also need clean water, shelter and basic services in the camps.


      Microdata

  • Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on refugees - Round 5, 2021

    Kenya, 2021   MicroData View details | Get Microdata | 63 |
    Authoring Entity: UNHCR
    Published: 26 July 2021
  • Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on refugees - Round 4, 2021

    Kenya, 2021   MicroData View details | Get Microdata | 38 |
    Authoring Entity: UNHCR
    Published: 14 May 2021
  • Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on refugees - Panel Study

    Kenya, 2021   MicroData View details | Get Microdata | 317 |
    Authoring Entity: UNHCR
    Published: 26 February 2021
  • Post Distribution Monitoring Survey in Kalobeyei Settlement, March 2020

    Kenya, 2020   MicroData View details | Get Microdata | 170 |
    Authoring Entity: UNHCR
    Published: 28 June 2020