Self-Settlement of Refugees in Kenya: Precipitating Factors, Contending Issues and Coping Strategies of Self-Settled Refugees in Kasarani Sub-County, Nairobi County, 2002-2017

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to realize the following objectives; to explore and profile the reasons for self-settlement of refugees in Kasarani Sub-County between 2002-2017, to examine their challenges and investigate their coping strategies, with an aim to examine self-settlement as an approach to local integration of refugees in Kenya. This study identified that the need to gain access to social amenities, is the main reason why refugees opt to leave the camp and self-settle in Kasarani Sub-County. It also found that with little support from the UN. HCR and Government of Kenya, achieving self- reliance is the greatest challenge facing refugees who self- settle forcing them to rely on their relatives, family and friends to meet the ongoing demands of daily life. The examination of self- settlement as an approach to local integration in Kenya, can be considered, to a limited extent, a success in Kasarani Sub-County for achieving a level of integration of refugees within the host community, that encampment never could. But, the lack of a formal process to legalize self-settlement, remains the greatest challenge such refugees have to contend with as it makes them easily susceptible to harassment from authorities and exploitation in the community in which they reside.
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APA

Maureen, M (2024). Self-Settlement of Refugees in Kenya: Precipitating Factors, Contending Issues and Coping Strategies of Self-Settled Refugees in Kasarani Sub-County, Nairobi County, 2002-2017. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/self-settlement-of-refugees-in-kenya-precipitating-factors-contending-issues-and-coping-strategies-of-self-settled-refugees-in-kasarani-sub-county-nairobi-county-2002-2017

MLA 8th

Maureen, Maina "Self-Settlement of Refugees in Kenya: Precipitating Factors, Contending Issues and Coping Strategies of Self-Settled Refugees in Kasarani Sub-County, Nairobi County, 2002-2017" Afribary. Afribary, 04 May. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/self-settlement-of-refugees-in-kenya-precipitating-factors-contending-issues-and-coping-strategies-of-self-settled-refugees-in-kasarani-sub-county-nairobi-county-2002-2017. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

MLA7

Maureen, Maina . "Self-Settlement of Refugees in Kenya: Precipitating Factors, Contending Issues and Coping Strategies of Self-Settled Refugees in Kasarani Sub-County, Nairobi County, 2002-2017". Afribary, Afribary, 04 May. 2024. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/self-settlement-of-refugees-in-kenya-precipitating-factors-contending-issues-and-coping-strategies-of-self-settled-refugees-in-kasarani-sub-county-nairobi-county-2002-2017 >.

Chicago

Maureen, Maina . "Self-Settlement of Refugees in Kenya: Precipitating Factors, Contending Issues and Coping Strategies of Self-Settled Refugees in Kasarani Sub-County, Nairobi County, 2002-2017" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/self-settlement-of-refugees-in-kenya-precipitating-factors-contending-issues-and-coping-strategies-of-self-settled-refugees-in-kasarani-sub-county-nairobi-county-2002-2017