After several efforts over the last three days by UNHCR, the National Police Service and the Refugee Affairs Secretariat to resolve peacefully a sit-in protest outside the UNHCR’s office in Kakuma, Kenya, and offer realistic solutions to the 60 refugees and asylum seekers involved, they were moved today by the […]
Nairobi, 29 April 2020 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expressed today its concern about a sit-in in front of its office in Kakuma, Kenya, organized by some 60 refugees and asylum seekers citing security concerns and asking to be resettled to a third country. UNHCR reiterated that due to the COVID-19 […]
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply saddened by the death of a South Sudanese refugee in Kakuma refugee camp, who passed away while receiving treatment in the hospital on Sunday 26 April. We have expressed our condolences to the deceased’s family and community and...
UNHCR Kenya expresses continued solidarity in ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for more support
Nairobi, 25 April 2020 – As the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, notes the increasing challenges faced by refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable populations, and calls for continued solidarity. UNHCR appreciates the inclusion of refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons in the Government of Kenya’s […]
Press Release: UN and partners request $267.5 million to respond to humanitarian needs arising from COVID-19 Pandemic in Kenya
Nairobi, 9 April 2020 — The Government of Kenya, the United Nations and humanitarian partners have launched today a Flash Appeal requesting $267.5 million to respond to the most immediate and critical needs of 10.1 million people. Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning, Ukur Yatani Kanacho, said: “When times are […]
“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 […]