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UNHCR relocates nearly 75,000 from Dadaab's ouitskirts to safety

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UNHCR relocates nearly 75,000 from Dadaab's ouitskirts to safety

UNHCR, 04 Oct 2011

UNHCR and partners have successfully relocated the vast majority of Somali arrivals in Kenya who for lack of other options, were forced to settle on Dadaab’s precarious outskirts. The new homes are in the newest extensions of the Dadaab complex, Ifo 2 East, Ifo 2 West and Kambioos. The outskirts which become swamps in the rainy season, had inadequate services and exposed the new arrivals to harsh conditions, increased risks of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and public health concerns.

With the expansion of the registration service in Kenya’s Dadaab camps, UNHCR and partners have caught up with the registration backlog and are able to register new arrivals immediately and transfer them to safety in Ifo 2 East, West or Kambioos where they receive their aid package and initial food rations.