• Crisis Severity ?
    2.7
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    3.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.7
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 526,000 People displaced [?]
  • 526,000 People in Need [?]

Overview

25/08/2021

As the country hosting one of the largest refugee populations in Africa, Kenya hosts over 520,000 refugees and asylum seekers, including more than 278,000 from Somalia and close to 133,000 from South Sudan, some 47,000 from DRC, and 29,000 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 Somalia. At least 85,000 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. ?

Latest Developments

16/09/2021

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.