“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 […]
“With the world mobilizing to combat the spread of COVID-19, many countries are rightly adopting exceptional measures, limiting air travel and cross-border movements. And for many people around the world, everyday life has come to a standstill, or is being transformed...
Both agencies look forward to resuming full resettlement travel as soon as prudence and logistics permit.
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 […]
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 […]
Mercy Masika, Elani and Avril to Perform at the LuQuLuQu Step for Safety Event to Rally Support for Refugees
Top Kenyan musicians, Mercy Masika, Avril and Elani are set to take part and perform in the Step for Safety public walk in Nairobi this September. The Step for Safety walk is an initiative of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s LuQuLuQu campaign. The campaign draws attention to the plight of […]
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, 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 […]
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expressed its concerns today after a protest organized by a group of refugees in front of the UNHCR office in Nairobi, Kenya, took a violent turn. UNHCR is calling for restraint, dialogue and a peaceful resolution to the situation. “We regret that, despite our continuous […]