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Dadaab refugees: An uncertain tomorrow : March 2014

As part of a continuous process of evaluating the needs and concerns of the refugee community, a team of 21 interviewers from MSF carried out a series of interviews with refugees at the organisation’s health facilities in Dagahaley camp.
Key findings: 
All stakeholders, and international donors in particular, must ensure adequate funding for providing continued assistance and security in the refugee camps. The right of asylum must not be revoked, and proper registration facilities – closed since October 2011 – should be reopened to ensure immediate emergency assistance is provided to all those who continue to seek refuge. The Government of Kenya must ensure that refugees are protected and that security is improved in the camps so that international aid agencies are not prevented from providing assistance to refugees. The concept of non-refoulement (protecting refugees from being returned to places where their lives or freedoms could be threatened) must be respected, and any refugees who return to Somalia must do so in conditions of safety – including legal, physical and material security – and dignity.
Sample size: 
1,009 refugees
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Not Available
Assessment Data: 
Not Available
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Aug 2013 to 14 Aug 2013
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Field Interview
Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Médecins Sans Frontières
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