According to UNHCR, in mid-2015, there were 552,272 refugees and 40,341 asylum seekers in Kenya, as well as 20,000 stateless persons. For the third year in a row, Kakuma received record numbers of refugees from South Sudan. By 2016, refugees and asylum seekers from Somalia were expected to represent nearly 70% of people of concern, followed by South Sudanese (20%) and Ethiopians (4%).

There were 7,474 refugees and 3,278 asylum seekers from Kenya. UNHCR did not recognize any IDPs.

Remittance inflow: USD $1,560 million estimated for 2015, up from $1,441 million in 2014. 2.4% of GDP in 2014. Remittance outflow: $171 million in 2014, up from $16 million in 2013.

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Strategic Resources

Sexual and reproductive health and rights in selected migration-affected communities and migration corridors in East and Southern Africa
Health and HIV in fishing communities in East Africa
Combination HIV prevention programming along the northern transport corridor in Kenya
Analysis of migration health in Kenya 2011
Biological and behavioural survey among migrant female sex workers Nairobi Kenya 2010
Urban migrant health programme Kenya 2014
Facts & figures - migration in East and Southern Africa 2016
HIV TB and Human Rights in Southern and East Africa 2016 - ARASA