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UNHCR Kenya Statement by the UNHCR Representative in Kenya, Fathiaa Abdalla

UNHCR Kenya Statement by the UNHCR Representative in Kenya, Fathiaa Abdalla

“We, at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are profoundly shocked and saddened by the tragic death and apparent suicide of a refugee today in Nairobi. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends. We ask everyone to kindly respect his dignity and the dignity and privacy of his […]

UNHCR supports Ethiopian refugees returning home from Kenya

NAIROBI, KENYA – Today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency assisted 76 Ethiopian refugees currently living in Kenya to return home – marking the first-ever voluntary repatriation programme for a large group of Ethiopian refugees in Kenya. Currently, there are a total of 28,560 Ethiopian refugees in Kenya. “This is a […]

Statement-UNHCR reiterates protection commitment for LGBTI+ refugees

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, reiterates its commitment to ensuring that LGBTI+ refugees and asylum seekers residing in Kenya, including those living in Kakuma camp, are provided with necessary protection and support. UNHCR is aware that there are some 157 refugees and asylum-seekers staying in and around Kakuma camp who […]

UNHCR Statement on the relocation of 74 refugees to Kakuma camp

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, confirms the arrival today, Thursday 20 June, of 74 refugees and asylum-seekers in Kakuma, following the decision by the Government of Kenya that the group should leave Rongai on the outskirts of Nairobi and be relocated to the refugee camp. “UNHCR and its partners are […]

UNHCR ready to assist refugee group about to be relocated to Kakuma camp

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said today, 18 May 2019, that it was ready to assist a group of refugees and asylum-seekers who are to be relocated by the Kenyan authorities to Kakuma refugee camp. More than 80 people, including 19 women and 35 children, were detained by Kenyan police forces overnight as they were camping outside UNHCR’s […]