The Principal Secretary, State Department of Immigration and Citizen Services,
National Steering Committee at Villa Rosa Kempiski Hotel Nairobi
Amb. Prof. Julius Bitok speaking during the unveiling the
Government and World Food Programme Collaborate
to Support Vulnerable Populations in Kenya
The PS Interior, Amb.(Prof.) Julius K. Bitok, High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi,
DRS Comissioner for Refugee Services, Mr. John Burugu
during the World Refugee Day celebration at Kakuma Refugee Camp
UNHCR Country Representative, Caroline Van Buren
Registration Officers taking fingerprints
Registration officers renewing refugee ID cards
World Refugee Day performance in Kakuma Refugee Camp
Refugees and asylum seekers showcase artwork in Kakuma Refugee Camp
Refugees and asylum seekers showcase artwork
Refugee showcase artwork in Kakuma
DRS - UNHCR Marshall Plan team
Sharon Dimanche, IOM's Chief of Mission for Kenya, & the CRA @burugu_j discussed efficient document processing, including Exit Visas for resettled refugees. @DRSKenya aims for timely departures devoid of late police clearances & double registration issues. #ShirikaPlan pic.twitter.com/sksGNrykKY
— Department of Refugee Services (@DRSKenya) September 13, 2023
A Half a Billion Shilling Project to enhance Women’s Resilience in Refugee camps and Host Communities
Refugee and host community women in Kenya will benefit from a half a billion shillings donated by the Japanese government. H.E. Mr. HORIE Ryoichi, Ambassador of Japan to Kenya and Ms. Anna Mutavati, Kenya Country Director for UN Women signed Kshs. 503,429,246.95 (USD 4,595,429) project aimed at enhancing women’s resilience in refugee camps” on 10th February 2021.
PS for Gender Prof. Coletta Suda (Second right) and the former Ag. Commissioner Kodeck Makori …..
Kenya launched a Marshal Plan National Steering Committee of 18 Principal Secretaries to come up with the Refugee Marshal plan on 9th May 2023. The Marshal Plan is a shift in refugee policy from aid-dependency to refugee self-reliance and development.
Kenya Unveils Marshal Plan to Shift from Aid Dependency to Refugee Self-Reliance and Development :The Principal Secretary, State Department of Immigration and Citizen Services, Amb. Prof. Julius Bitok speaking during the unveiling the National Steering Committee at Villa Rosa Kempiski Hotel Nairobi.
🇰🇪 Exciting News! Kenya has taken a significant step towards GRF 2023 by hosting the National Consultative Workshop from 7th to 8th August. This workshop brought together key stakeholders, including line Ministries, County Governments, and more. 🌍 #GRF2023 #Kenya pic.twitter.com/amYPHdztkC
— Department of Refugee Services (@DRSKenya) August 8, 2023
Refugee and Asylum population at a Glance
Kenya is a host to approximately 636,024 refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 July, 2023. This population comprises of 525,083 (83%) refugees and 110,941(17%) asylum-seekers. The population continues to increase compared to the month of June with a population of 623,865 through registration of new arrivals and resumption of registration in Dadaab refugee camp.
UN agencies discussed their role and support in the Shirika Plan. With leadership from Amb. Prof. @juliusbitok, UN Resident Coordinator Dr. Stephen Jackson, CRA Mr. @burugu_j, and UNHCR's @BurenCaroline , we're shaping a brighter future for refugeesand hosts🤝 #ShirikaPlan. pic.twitter.com/4cwsNm3hhe
— Department of Refugee Services (@DRSKenya) August 14, 2023