European Union gives Sh5bn to move Somalia refugee from Dadaab camp

Somali refugees at a market in Dadaab, Garissa County. The European Union has announced new funding worth €50 million (Sh5 billion) to support the resettlement of Somali refugees from the Dadaab Refugee camp. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kenya, Somalia and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 2013 reached a tripartite agreement for the voluntary return of these refugees to Somalia by the end of 2016.
  • The UNHCR argues Somalia is still insecure and there are still insufficient social amenities to accommodate all of them.
  • The European Commission Thursday announced 16 programmes will target more than just refugees, in a bid to stem the increasing number of migrants going to Europe.
  • The money the EU announced Thursday is part of a pledge made in October when it hosted a pledging conference on Somali refugees.

The European Union has announced new funding worth €50 million (Sh5 billion) to support the resettlement of Somali refugees from the Dadaab Refugee camp.

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