Media Contacts

Media Focal Point

  • Eujin Byun, Nairobi

Spokesperson/Communications Officer

Tel: +254 (0) 20 423 2122
Mobile: +254 (0) 798 487 988
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @eujin2

  •  Mohamed Aden Maalim, Dadaab

Communications Officer

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @momaalim

  •  Samuel Otieno Odhiambo, Kakuma

Communications Officer

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @trendysam

Information for journalists, film-makers and researchers visiting Dadaab and Kakuma Refugee Camps


COVID-19 Advisory

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, visits to Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps and Kalobeyei Settlement, have been suspended since March 2020. Only life-saving missions are allowed in close coordination with the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Refugee Affairs Secretariat. If you have any further questions or seek more information about visiting the refugee camps and settlement, kindly contact UNHCR Nairobi: Glenn Jusnes, Senior External Relations Officer ([email protected]).

Journalists, researchers, scholars and film-makers intending to visit refugee camps in Kenya are required to obtain a letter of approval from the government of Kenya.

Upon obtaining one of the above, you will physically take it or email it to the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS) at the Ministry of Interior & Coordination of National Government. RAS is the government entity in charge of management of refugee camps in Kenya which will issue you with a letter of approval to visit the camps. You will be required to produce a copy to UNHCR upon arrival in the camps.

Send an email to the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS), [email protected] and copy [email protected] Once you have sent your request, please follow it up with Mr. Stanley Nyale, is the Public Relations Officer for RAS through +254 720 761 682.

The contact person for RAS in Kakuma is Colonel Kasili Mutambo [email protected], +254726251477.

Find details about visiting Dadaab and Kakuma camps below;