Norway's Minister for Immigration, Sylvi Listhaug, visits Kakuma and Kalobeyei
15 January 2018: During her visit, the Minister met with refugees waiting for resettlement to third countries, and families that are taking up voluntary repatriation to Somalia. She also visited the Norwegian Refugee Council Vocational Training Centre in Kakuma, where she met with newly enrolled trainees in mechanics, hairdressing and electrical engineering.
UN Refugee Chief in Dadaab Camps, reassures refugees, returnees and host community of UNHCR’s support
21 Dec 2017: “We will continue speaking about Somali refugees. 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.”
South Sudan must not be forgotten. Every crisis is important, because every life is important
20 December 2017: HRH Princess Sarah reflects on how forced displacement is affecting the country’s youngest and most vulnerable.
Australian mission visits Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei Settlement
Kakuma and Kalobeyei (UNHCR) – The Assistant Secretary of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Gita Kamath, and Second Secretary (Somalia/Humanitarian) of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Niamh Dobson, visited Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei integrated settlement to familiarize with UNHCR and WFP activities in […]
Award-winning Japanese Architect, Shigeru Ban, signs deal to design new homes for thousands of refugees in Kenya
“The key thing will be to construct shelter where no or little technical supervision is required, and use materials that are locally available and eco-friendly. It’s important that the houses can be easily maintained by inhabitants.”
UNHCR Kakuma Operation hosts Ms Annelies Withhofs from IKEA Foundation
1 July 2017 – UNHCR Kakuma operation hosted a two-day mission by Ms. Annelies Withhofs from IKEA Foundation. Ms. Annelies was accompanied by the UNHCR’s Assistant Representative (Programme), colleagues from UNHCR Private Sector Partnership Office in Copenhagen and UNHCR Branch Office in Nairobi. The purpose of the visit was a […]
Deputy Director for Africa Bureau, Ms Angele Dikongue-Atangana visits Kakuma
28 June 2017 – UNHCR Kakuma Sub-Office hosted a one-day familiarisation visit by the Deputy Director for Africa Bureau, Ms Angele Dikongue-Atangana. Ms Angele, who was accompanied by the Deputy Country Representative Mr Wella Kouyou, had a brief meeting with the Camp Manager. Ms Angele delivered a message from the […]
German Ambassador to Kenya Her Excellency Jutta Frasch Visits Kakuma
KAKUMA, Kenya – UNHCR Kakuma Sub-Office hosted a one-day familiarization visit by the German Ambassador to Kenya Her Excellency Jutta Frasch. Accompanied by UNHCR Assistant Representative (Programmes) Ms. Ivana Unluova, the Ambassador paid a courtesy call to the Deputy County Commissioner for Turkana West Sub County where she met with […]