A Shadow of Fear: The Situation of IDPs and Returnees in Afgoye

By Admin|February 20, 2023|Blogs|0 comments

Farhia Mohamud Afgoye district is 30 kilometers from Mogadishu’s capital; Southwest state’s interim capital, Baidoa, is 196 kilometers away from Afgoye. This distance creates a void in establishing a durable solutions unit and implementing those plans in Afgoye because of the security concerns present in the town. Therefore, the burden of receiving IDPs and returnees fell on the shoulders of the host community due to the absence of institutional support

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Who are the ‘returnees’ in South Sudan?

By Admin|September 13, 2022|Blogs|0 comments

South Sudan is experiencing different types of movements that are often labelled as ‘return’. Despite ongoing insecurity and a chronic shortage of essential services, it has been estimated that 505,511 refugees[1] and 1,183,666 IDPs have returned to their areas of origin within the country since 2018.[2] At the same time, with an estimated 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 2.2 million refugees registered in hosting countries, South Sudan remains

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Circular refugee returns between Kenya and Somalia: a rapid review

By Admin|October 1, 2020|Publications|0 comments

Farah Manji Many Somali refugees fled to Kenya following their country’s civil war in the 1990s and during the famine of 2011. At the time of writing, the number of registered Somali refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya stood at over 265,000, the vast majority of whom reside in Dadaab (UNHCR, 2020a). In December 2014, a voluntary repatriation programme (VRP) for Somalis in Kenya was established under a tripartite agreement

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