Somali refugees in Kenya: increasing camp-urban mobility

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, 56 pages
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Published: November 2023
ISBN: 9781837590629
Product code:22186IIED

Kenya hosts more than 500,000 refugees, most of whom live in camps. The new Refugee Act (2021), which came into force in 2022, creates potential for new policy allowing increased mobility between camp and city. 

This paper reports on findings of the Protracted Displacement in an Urban World project, which examined the wellbeing and livelihoods of people living in protracted displacement in camps and cities, focusing on Somali refugees in Dadaab camp and Eastleigh, Nairobi. 

Key findings highlight the need for increased recognition of urban refugees, free movement between camp and city, and more targeted support, particularly for women refugees in the city.

Cite this publication

McAteer, B., Garcia Amado, P., Krisciunaite, A. and Owiso, M. (2023). Somali refugees in Kenya: increasing camp-urban mobility. IIED, London.
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