Context of the project
Kenya is now the second largest host country for refugees in Africa after Ethiopia. The majority of the nearly half a million refugees in Kenya reside in Dadaab (44%) or Kakuma (40%) camps in arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL), with the remaining 16% living in Nairobi. and in other urban areas. from Nairobi. Dadaab Refugee Complex in Garissa County consists of three camps namely Dagahaley, Ifo and Hagadera, while Kakuma Refugee Camp in Turkana County consists of Kakuma 1, 2, 3, 4 and the integrated settlement village of Kalobeyei 1, 2 and 3.
In view of the protracted situation in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps; many players have been providing services since their inception in 1991 and 1992 respectively. A consolidated database of refugee camps with existing information on the agencies and services involved is however lacking, a gap that REACH intends to fill. This information will provide an up-to-date overview of existing actors and services provided as well as identify overlaps and gaps in service delivery so that these can be addressed.
Since 2017, REACH, in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), has supported multisectoral and local approaches to interventions in Dadaab refugee camps and cross-border programs related to the return of Somali refugees.
REACH conducts assessments to monitor displacement patterns, movements and return intentions, as well as access to services and assistance among refugees in Dadaab. In addition, REACH maps the existing infrastructure and services in the Dadaab refugee complex and supports information management and capacity building for humanitarian partners.