01.01.06. Migration | Kenya

01.01.06. Migration | Kenya

14 Feb 2022

Kenya is the second biggest refugee-hosting country in Africa with 259,100 (54.5% of registered refugees) originating from Somalia (UNHCR, 2019) and others from the East and the Horn of Africa due to continued conflict and displacement. The key drivers for Kenyan emigrants appear to be access to employment, education and other opportunities with top destinations being the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and other African countries, particularly the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda (International Organization for Migration (IOM), 2015).


International Organization for Migration (IOM). (2015). Migration in Kenya: A country profile 2015. Nairobi, Kenya. https://publications.iom.int/books/migration-kenya-country-profile-2015

UNHCR. (2019). Kenya: Registered refugees and asylum-seekers. https://www.unhcr.org/ke/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/04/Kenya-Infographics_March-2019.pdf