Policy paper

Supporting Refugees and Their Host Communities in the Horn and East Africa

The UK and UNHCR with IGAD and EU, brought together representatives of countries of the Horn and East Africa committed to Supporting Refugees and Their Host Communities in the Horn and East Africa.

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Participants took stock of the refugee situation in the region and the progress made in delivering the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, especially its Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), the commitments made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees and other pertinent frameworks, notably the IGAD Nairobi Declaration on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees and Reintegration of Returnees in Somalia.

These together, express the political will of world and regional leaders to save lives, protect rights, and share responsibility for addressing the plight of refugees on a global scale, so pursuing a comprehensive refugee response. This should be predictable with development actors engaged from the start, and based on the principles of international cooperation, solidarity and responsibility sharing.

Participants also considered how to drive forward durable solutions for refugees in the region while addressing on-going protection, assistance and other response needs.

Published 15 May 2017