Kenyan Official: Repatriation of Somalia Refugees Continues Humanely

somalia_kenya_repatriation_Repatriation of Somalia refugees living in Kenya’s Dadaab complex continue to be carried out in humane manner, Kenyan official has stressed.

In a statement Fazul Mohamed, the Executive Director of Kenya's NGOs Coordination Board said that repatriation of Dadaab was being conducted in a humane, voluntary and dignified manner as guaranteed in the rights of the refugees.

Kenya committed itself in 2013 when it signed a tripartite agreement with Somali government and the United Nations agency for refugees (UNHCR) to facilitate the repatriation of Somalia refugees.

Kenya fast tracked the repatriation of Somalia refugees this year citing financial constraints and security challenges.

Kenya is host to over 600,000 refugees with Dadaab which is the world’s largest refugee camp hosting more than 300 Somalis.

Mohamed emphasized that the repatriation was "revitalized" in May this year following the formation of an "inter-agency taskforce" to address hurdles that had slowed it down.

"Since the formation of an inter-agency taskforce in May, some 31,021 refugees have been repatriated to Somalia with another 106,000 refugees registering for voluntary relocation," Mohamed said.
 

 

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