STATUS OF REFUGEES IN KENYA: Running out of space<br />Haron Njiru <br />Email: haron.njiru11@stjohns.edu<br />St. Johns U...
Outline<br />Key concepts<br />Refugees population in Kenya<br />Origins and reasons<br />Running out of space and the rep...
Refugee<br />	Someone who ”owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, me...
Internally displaced persons<br />	“Persons who are displaced within their country and to whom UNHCR extends protection an...
Refugee population in Kenya<br />Significant increase in refugee population<br />Cumulative total of 1.4 million refugees ...
Origins of refugees in Kenya<br />
Why the emigration?<br />Somali refugees<br />No stable government<br />Civil war since 1991<br />300 refugees per day<br ...
World’s largest refugee camp<br />Coordinates: 0.051°N 40.314°E<br />Country: Kenya<br />Province: North Eastern <br />
World’s largest refugee camp<br />Dadaab refugee camp<br />Dagahaley camp<br />Hagadera camp<br />Ifo camps<br />Populatio...
The camp is full!<br />Poverty<br />Insecurity <br />No shelter<br />
The trouble with overpopulation<br />Spread of air borne diseases such at TB<br />Spread of sexually transmitted infection...
Conclusion<br />Need to address the political situation in neighboring countries to reduce the refugee population in Kenya...
References and further reading<br />Camp overcrowding: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/06/10/refugee-camp-kenya.ht...
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Kenya is home to many refugees. The Dadaab refugee camp hosts over 250,000 refugees mainly from Somali. Recently, the camp has been running out of space, and this has co

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  • Most refugees and Asylum-seekers come from Somalia and Ethiopia with 62.5% and 46.6% respectively.
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    1. 1. STATUS OF REFUGEES IN KENYA: Running out of space<br />Haron Njiru <br />Email: haron.njiru11@stjohns.edu<br />St. Johns University<br />June 2011<br />
    2. 2. Outline<br />Key concepts<br />Refugees population in Kenya<br />Origins and reasons<br />Running out of space and the repercussions ~<br />Conclusion<br />
    3. 3. Refugee<br /> Someone who ”owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.”<br />UN Refugee Convention, 1951 <br />
    4. 4. Internally displaced persons<br /> “Persons who are displaced within their country and to whom UNHCR extends protection and/or assistance… including persons in IDP-like situations.”<br />UNHCR 2011<br />
    5. 5. Refugee population in Kenya<br />Significant increase in refugee population<br />Cumulative total of 1.4 million refugees registered <br />Asylum seekers on the decline<br />IDPs population stagnant<br />
    6. 6. Origins of refugees in Kenya<br />
    7. 7. Why the emigration?<br />Somali refugees<br />No stable government<br />Civil war since 1991<br />300 refugees per day<br />Ethiopia asylum seekers<br /> Repressive regime<br />Crimes against humanity<br />Kenya IDPS<br />2007 postelection violence<br />Crimes against humanity <br />Video on Somali Refugees in Kenya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AduoIV7na0<br />
    8. 8. World’s largest refugee camp<br />Coordinates: 0.051°N 40.314°E<br />Country: Kenya<br />Province: North Eastern <br />
    9. 9. World’s largest refugee camp<br />Dadaab refugee camp<br />Dagahaley camp<br />Hagadera camp<br />Ifo camps<br />Population: > 300,000 refugees<br />Hosts many IGOs & NGOs<br />UNHCR<br />UNICEF<br />Care International<br />….<br />
    10. 10. The camp is full!<br />Poverty<br />Insecurity <br />No shelter<br />
    11. 11. The trouble with overpopulation<br />Spread of air borne diseases such at TB<br />Spread of sexually transmitted infections<br />Over exploitation of natural resources leading to loss of biodiversity.<br />Water pollution from domestic and fecal wastes<br />Camp fires, conflict, crime and stress<br />
    12. 12. Conclusion<br />Need to address the political situation in neighboring countries to reduce the refugee population in Kenya.<br />Need to improve the living conditions of refugees who are already in the country (Kenya)<br />Need to protect loss of biodiversity in the refugee camps.<br />
    13. 13. References and further reading<br />Camp overcrowding: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/06/10/refugee-camp-kenya.html<br />UNHCR in Kenya: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/page?page=49e483a16<br />UNHCR: www.unhcr.org/4d8c5b109.html<br />Ethiopia repression: www.anyuakmedia.com/ethionews41206.html<br />Kenya post election violence: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17774507<br />Intervention of International Criminal Court in Kenya:<br />http://www.icc-cpi.int/NR/exeres/BA2041D8-3F30-4531-8850-431B5B2F4416.htm<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8GtApfAIY8&feature=fvsr<br />

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