Somalia, Kenya and UN refugee agency reach accord for return of Somali refugees

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Somali refugees. © UNHCR/J.Ose

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and the governments of Kenya and Somalia on Sunday signed an agreement on the return of Somali refugees from Kenya.

Kenya is hosting more than 470,000 Somali refugees, the majority of whom are in the large Dadaab refugee camps complex in the north-east of the country.

According to UNHCR, approximately 60,000 Somali refugees have already spontaneously returned home as the situation continues to stabilize in their country.

UN Radio's Patrick Maigua called UNHCR Representative in Kenya, Raouf Mazou, to find out more about this agreement.

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