Refugees wait at the Dadaab airstrip, Kenya on June 16, 2016 as they prepare for repatriation to Somalia. FILE PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Refugee population has shrunk by 10,000 since December 2016, says UN agency.
At its peak, Dadaab hosted more than 500,000 Somalis who had fled violence and hunger.
The UN launched a voluntary repatriation programme in 2014, under which nearly 50,000 Somalis have been assisted financially and logistically in returning to their homeland. Thousands more have gone back to Somalia on their own.