Voluntary Repatriation of Somali Refugees

In November 2013, a Tripartite Agreement between the Governments of Somalia, Kenya and UNHCR was signed.

Voluntary repatriation process started on 8 December 2014 when the first group of refugees voluntarily returned to Somalia.

75,297 The number of Somali refugees who have voluntarily returned home since the process began.

Since 8 December 2014, when UNHCR started supporting voluntary return of Somali refugees. In 2016, 33,725 Somalis were supported to return home.

Kenya Operation Statistics

Around UNHCR

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HRH Princess Sarah reflects on how forced displacement is affecting the country’s youngest and most vulnerable.

Through Our Eyes: Emerging refugee film makers tell their stories

“As refugees we are better placed to talk about issues that affects us and by all means we should be empowered to tell our stories.”

UN Refugee Chief in Dadaab Camps, reassures refugees, returnees and host community of UNHCR’s support

“We need to extend protection to them when they are in host countries and to help them return home when they choose to do so.”