Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)2.40 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.1.60 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.2.50 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.60 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian constraints.1.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
As the country hosting one of the largest refugee populations in Africa, Kenya hosts close to 500,000 refugees and asylum seekers, including over 255,000 from Somalia and close to 115,000 from South Sudan, some 38,000 from DRC, and 31,000 from Ethiopia. The majority of refugees are staying in Dadaab camp in the southeast, Kakuma camp in the northwest, and in Nairobi. ?
The Somali refugee population in Kenya has been slowly decreasing through a voluntary repatriation program supported by UNHCR, the government of Kenya, and the government of Somali. Some 84,000 Somali refugees have returned through the programme since 2014. However, ongoing drought and persisting insecurity have deteriorated the humanitarian situation in Somalia, resulting in movements back to Kenya. ?
The Kenyan government is reportedly planning on closing Dadaab camp, hosting over 200,000 mostly Somalian refugees, in 2019. ?Closing Dadaab could raise serious protection concerns if refugees are forced to return home.
No significant recent humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team.