Operation: Opération: Kenya



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Key Figures

2018 planning figures
165,700 children will be enrolled in primary education
65,400 people will receive voluntary repatriation packages
10,600 best interests assessments (BIA) for child protection will be conducted
1,850 people will receive cash or vouchers for business start-up
2016 end-year results
133,460 refugee children were enrolled in primary education 
33,790 Somali refugees were assisted to return home
17,230 birth certificates were issued, representing 92 percent of the annual target
13,060 refugee ID cards were issued 
9,290 refugees were successfully resettled
4,980 entrepreneurs attended business training classes

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Decrease in
2016 514,867
2015 615,112
2014 605,364


[["Refugees",451099],["Asylum-seekers",43764],["Returned refugees",4],["Stateless",20000]]
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Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Working environment

In 2018, Kenya will continue to be amongst the top hosting countries for refugees in a protracted situation. The majority of refugees and asylum-seekers are from Somalia (287,400) followed by South Sudan (110,400).
In 2018, UNHCR will continue to build on the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), adopted by member states in 2016.. Focus will be on facilitating durable solutions, and inclusive, integrated and sustainable humanitarian and development solutions. Led by the Government, the sustained and adequate support of the UN, development partners, business, and civil society is vital if these results are to be achieved. Strong partnerships with the central authorities and refugee hosting counties of Garissa, Nairobi and Turkana will be key to achieve integration and inclusion of refugees in County Development Plans and Kenya’s 2018-2022 UNDAF.

Key priorities

In alignment with the New York Declaration and CRRF, the main operational priorities in Kenya for 2018-2019 are:
  • Investing in preserving and securing asylum and protection space;
  • Supporting the establishment of effective, efficient and fair government asylum and protection institutions and systems;
  • Supporting Government to develop and implement an effective national refugee management system;
  • Refugee and hosts benefit from quality integrated public and private social services in education and health;
  • Investing in inclusive socio-economic solutions for refugee and host community livelihoods and resilience;
  • Ensuring peaceful coexistence for both communities in Turkana County where the Kalobeyei settlement integrated development approach is being piloted; and in Garissa County, home of Dadaab and a socio-economic development and environmental rehabilitation priority region;
  • Supporting the achievement of durable solutions for refugees and stateless persons;
  • Pursuing the efforts in streamlining risk management in the country operations.