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New UNHCR head of operations visit Garissa

Garissa County Government is fully committed to working with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in improving the lives of refugees and the host community.

Garissa County Secretary, Abdi Sheikh, assured that the County under the leadership of Governor Ali Korane, will continue to work closely with UNHCR in ensuring that the host communities within the Dadaab Refugee Camps, get their share for hosting the refugees for over three decades now.

“I reaffirm our commitment as the County leadership, to continue on building our good relationship with the UNHCR,” he added.

The County Secretary made the remarks, when he received the new United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Head of Operations, Guy Avognon, who paid him a courtesy call.

The two widely discussed ways and means they could collaborate in rolling out measures to mitigate on the on-going drought currently ravaging the region.

Avognon who is on a familiarization visit to various government offices, reaffirmed UNHCRs commitment in working with the government bodies within the County.

“We will take into consideration all what we have discussed today and come up with a plan on how best we can assist, through our other agencies and bodies,” Avognon said.

Present were Garissa Finance CEC, Issa Oyow, his Water and Agriculture CECs, Abdi Omar and Mohamed Shale respectively.

Accompanying Avognon were UNHCR Project Officer, Zenobia Mushi, Liaison Officer Magala Abdi, Assistant Project Officer, Nicholas Midiwo, Government Liasion Associate, Mohamed Gurhan and Senior Security Associate, Malyun Diriye.

By Jacob Songok

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