UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden death of a young Congolese asylum-seeker last night in Kakuma refugee camp.
The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear and an initial autopsy was inconclusive, however the Kenyan police have launched an investigation and a second, more in-depth autopsy is being carried out. We will continue to follow up with the Kenyan authorities.
We extend our most sincere condolences to his family and friends for their loss. We will ensure that any necessary support is provided and urge all to respect the dignity of the deceased.
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Eujin Byun, +254 798 487 988
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