Kenya, UNHCR agree on a refugee repatriation roadmap
Kenya and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have agreed on are patriation roadmap for refugees in Kakuma and Dadaab camps.
This includes provisions for the voluntary safe return of refugees to their home nations, departures to third countries under various arrangements, and alternative stay options in Kenya for refugees from the East African Community (EAC) member states.
It was during a meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and the visiting UN Refugee Agency’s High Commissioner Filippo Grandi who paid the Head of State a courtesy visit at State House, Nairobi on Thursday evening that the plan that will be implemented by a team of Government and UNHCR officials was agreed upon.
President Kenyatta said Kenya is committed to finding a humane and sustainable solution to the refugee challenge in Kenya and the region during the meeting also attended by Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua, and Cabinet Secretaries Amb Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), and Dr. Fred Matiang’i (Interior),.