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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 […]

Refugees being offered assistance and support as emergency shelter about to close

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has offered its assistance and support to the remaining 19 LGBTI refugees still residing in an emergency shelter located on the outskirts of Nairobi. The shelter, which has housed vulnerable refugees since December 2018, is expected to close imminently. “We encourage this group of refugees […]

UNHCR provides support to refugees ahead of closure of emergency shelter

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is accelerating plans ahead of the expected closure of an emergency shelter which has housed vulnerable refugees with an LGBTI profile since December 2018. The majority of the people have an LGBTI profile and were relocated from Kakuma refugee camp to Nairobi due to security […]

UNHCR offers solutions to refugees engaged in sit-in protest

UNHCR continues to engage with and to seek solutions for some 55 refugees with an LGBTI profile who started a sit-in protest in front of its office in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday 8 April. The group demands expedited refugee status determination and immediate resettlement. They have been living in a […]