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UNHCR's ExCom Chairman to visit Ethiopia, Kenya amid Horn of Africa crisis

Publisher UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Publication Date 23 September 2011
Cite as UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UNHCR's ExCom Chairman to visit Ethiopia, Kenya amid Horn of Africa crisis, 23 September 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e8461482.html [accessed 23 September 2014]

The head of UNHCR's Executive Committee, Ambassador Hisham Badr of Egypt, will be visiting refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya starting this Sunday week to see for himself the situation there amid the ongoing crisis in the Horn of Africa.

The visit follows High Commissioner António Guterres' mission to the Horn in late August, and comes ahead of the annual meeting of UNHCR's Executive Committee scheduled for the first week in October.

Kenya, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Djibouti are together hosting 894,000 Somali refugees, of whom more than a third have fled Somalia this year. With refugees continuing to arrive in the region's main camps on a daily basis Ambassador Badr has expressed his interest in ensuring continued public attention to the issue. In addition to camp visits at Dollo Ado and Dadaab he is hoping to meet UNHCR's government counterparts and implementing partners.

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