UNHCR, Government, donors, partners and refugees are all partnering together in Kenya to fight the spread of the corona virus in refugee camps.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the Government of Kenya’s decision to grant citizenship to 1,670 stateless Shona and 1,300 stateless persons of Rwandan descent who qualify under the law as Kenyan citizens. President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the landmark...
Kakuma refugee camp: UNHCR calling for calm after confrontation between refugees and the local community
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for calm and the easing of tensions in Kakuma refugee camp after yesterday’s violent confrontation between some LGBTI refugees and members of the local community. The incident left one female refugee sustaining minor injuries...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expressed today its concerns about the increasingly tensed situation involving a group of some 20 refugees who self-identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex (LGBTI) in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. In total, there are nearly 300 LGBTI refugees and asylum-seekers currently living in […]
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of South Sudanese track and field athlete Yiech Pur Biel as their newest Goodwill Ambassador. A refugee, Pur was forced to flee the conflict in South Sudan in 2005, journeying alone to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya when he was only […]
Message from Fillipo Grandi during the WRD2020 On #WorldRefugeeDay, we celebrate and honour refugees across the world. You never cease to inspire us. From the UN High Commissioner for Refugees @FilippoGrandi to you: pic.twitter.com/eT7Y7y0GAu — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) June 20, 2020 Bahati Ernestine , a refugee living […]
When Innocent Havyarimana, a Burundian refugee, first heard handwashing was crucial in preventing coronavirus, he did something few businessmen would do – he lowered his prices. Others might have raised prices to increase profit, but his aim was to make his soap as accessible as possible, so he also boosted […]
Nairobi/Geneva, Kenya, 20 May 2020 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, humanitarian agencies and the Government of Kenya are strengthening their COVID-19 response, after it was confirmed by the Government that two individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Dadaab refugee camps. In line with the Government of Kenya’s directives, […]
Nairobi, Kenya, 5 May 2020 – Hundreds of thousands among the 70.8 million refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons worldwide are among those observing the holy month of Ramadan. However, the pandemic has made them particularly vulnerable due to their limited access to clean water and quality sanitation and […]