All the five host countries hosting Somalian refugees are being asked to speed the process of education and employment for the refugees. The five countries include Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Yemen
The decision was made by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) minister who was the in charge of internal security. The meeting happened last week to check about the implementation of the Nairobi Action Plan on durable solutions for Somali refugees which were developed in March last year.
Under the Nairobi Action Plan, host countries are required to improve access to education of both; refugees and host communities. The process involves promoting self-reliance by introducing more opportunities so that the host and the refugees are both benefitted.
As of the now, the Government of Kenya has drafted National Action Plan for refugees.
According to Kenya's Chief Administrative Secretary, Patrick Ole Ntutu, the aim of the action plan will be to specify the required policy changes, resources that are required to meet the needs of the refugees.
According to Chief Administrative Secretary, "We will also align it with the country's development plans including our Vision 2030 and the sustainable development goals. But for our objectives to come to fruition, financial support is crucial and the international community should also honour their pledges in the spirit of responsibility sharing."