Kenya plans to turn its giant Kakuma and Dadaab camps into more open and integrated settlements, helping refugees access jobs and services.
As policymakers in Kenya continue to implement the new Refugee Act, they can learn from models other countries have adopted.
International organizations and host countries cannot fully benefit from the skills and expertise that refugees bring if they do not give them a seat at the table.
Kenya’s Refugee Act 2021 has introduced key changes that can enhance the economic inclusion of refugees living in the country.
Almost 40 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya face an unprecedented food and nutrition emergency.
Kenya’s new Refugee Act – if implemented well – could improve access to education, work, and movement for half a million refugees.
Izza Leghtas and David Kitenge spoke with Allan Mukuki, an advocate at the High Court of Kenya and legal expert, about what can be expected from Kenya’s new Refugee Act.
The question is not “How can Kenya afford to include refugees in its labor market and economy?” but “How can it afford not to?”
Researchers at Refugees International and the Center for Global Development find that Kenyan policies limiting refugees’ right to work, freedom of movement, and access to financial services in turn increase vulnerability and poverty among refugees.
Preface In most low- and middle-income countries, refugees and forced migrants face a range of legal, administrative, and practical barriers that prevent their economic inclusion. Removing those barriers would enable displaced people to become more self-reliant and more fully contribute to their host communities. Such efforts are even more important as the world looks to…