‘No more movements between camps,’ UNHCRH in Kenya steps up tough measures
(Thessherald)–In the face of the ongoing concerns about the spread of Coronavirus, UNHCR in Kenya has implemented strict measures, restricting unnecessary movements of refugees, asylum-seekers and other persons of concern.
Information for Refugees and Asylum-Seekers regarding Corona virus
“The Government of Kenya has announced various measures to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus. UNHCR has therefore implemented precautionary measures to prevent any further spread of the virus and in order to protect refugees, asylum-seekers and other persons of concern from becoming infected with the virus.”
These are in line with the directives of the Government of Kenya and include:
• Services at UNHCR: No reception, interviews or counselling will take place at UNHCR offices.
• Voluntary repatriation: All movements of persons of concern wishing to return to their countries have been suspended.
• Resettlement: All movements of refugees departing to resettlement countries have been suspended.
• Movements between Kakuma,
Dadaab and Nairobi: Refugee Affairs Secretariat has suspended the issuance of movement passes. Hence, no movements take place between Kakuma, Dadaab and Nairobi until further notice.