The Difference Between Kenya And UNHCR

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It would see that Kenya and UNHCR have the same the same vision of repatriating refugees. Having hosted more than 600,000 for over 25 years (Agutu, 2016) the only difference is the timeline. The UNHCR had rather if the process was voluntary visa vie Kenya who do not mind quickening the process. The Government of Kenya handed over it mantle to UNHCR to run the refugee camps, hence most of the foreign aid tend to pass through UNHCR. In 2016 the UK working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support voluntary repatriations helped over 12,000 people return to Somalia in 2016. Giving people the choice about where they build their livelihoods. An amount £20 million (and an approximate of Ksh 2.7billion shillings) was allocated to accelerate the voluntary return of refugees to Somalia from Kenya. This would ensure that refugees who want to return home have the support and livelihoods in place to ensure their safe, long-term resettlement in Somalia (Nairobi, 2016). An additional Ksh 529m was pledged would be sent Kenya to identify and register Somali refugees who want to return, and ensure that group had transport from Kenya. UNHCR would also provide…show more content…
It is also a signatory to other international and regional human rights instruments that are relevant to refugee protection. (MOHAMED, 2013). On the domestic front, the Refugee Act was also enacted in 2006 which paved the way for the establishment of the Department of Refugee Affairs which has assumed greater responsibility for refugee and asylum seekers in Kenya. According to the UN refugee agency records, Kenya is hosting more than 500,000 refugees and asylum seekers, mainly from Somalia (83 per cent). Kenya also hosts refugees and asylum seekers from Ethiopia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as Burundi, Eritrea, Rwanda and Uganda. (MOHAMED,

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