Nairobi, Kenya – It was an emotional afternoon filled with dance and jubilation as UNHCR, members of the press and fellow refugee athletes received five members of #TeamRefugees for 2016 Olympics back to Kenya from Rio de Janeiro. “It was exciting to compete with professional athletes in Rio. It was […]
Joint Communiqué: Ministerial Tripartite Commission for the Voluntary Repatriation of Somali Refugees from Kenya to Somalia
The Commission directed the Tripartite Technical Committee to conclude concrete operational modalities and support measures which will be provided in Kenya and Somalia to ensure the safe, dignified, voluntary return and sustainable reintegration of Somali refugees from Kenya
Calls for massive investment in stable parts of Somalia to enable more refugees to return
Refugees need to be assisted to return home in an orderly manner
For the first time, a team of refugee athletes will compete under the Olympic flag.
The safety of hundreds of thousands of Somalis, South Sudanese and others has hinged on Kenya’s generosity and its willingness to be a leading beacon in the region for international protection.
“You do exist. We need to make things better. Refugees must never be asked to prioritise their needs.”