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UNHCR Somalia Voluntary Repatriation, July 2019

On 8 December 2014, the first group of Somali refugees from Kenya repatriated through the pilot phase of the Voluntary Repatriation Programme (VRP). Since then, UNHCR has assisted over 90,000 Somali refugees to return home from nine different countries of asylum, representing 11 per cent of Somali refugees displaced in the region.

Voluntary repatriation with safety and dignity is viewed as the desirable long-term solution for most of refugees. The pursuit of lasting solutions to refugee problems is oriented, first and foremost, in favour of enabling a refugee to exercise the right to return home in safety and with dignity.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees