The worldwide financial downturn caused by COVID-19 is one more reason to lose hope, for some of the most vulnerable. Remittances, commonly defined as earnings sent back to the home country by migrants, are a key source of income and lifeline for many families living in Kakuma refugee camp and the nearby Kalobeyei settlement inContinue reading “Remittances Are Down, and Suicides Are Climbing in One Kenyan Refugee Camp.”
Turkana County is the second largest of 47 counties in Kenya, covering an area of 1.5976km2 and accounting for 13.5% of the total land area in the republic. Tukana west, one of the sub county’s , is located 408 miles north west from the capital ,Nairobi. Most households in the county rely on livestock farming,Continue reading “Despite Persistent Violence Due to Ethnic Extremism, Communities in Kakuma Refugee Camp Remain Resilient”
Although suicide is a common issue in displaced settings, its increased prevalence among refugees in Kakuma illustrates a serious and growing problem, which needs urgent intervention through a multi-sector approach. Suicides have been reported in both Kakuma Refugee Camp and the new Kalobeyei settlement. In January, camp residents were shocked that three people (including menContinue reading “Suicides soar as refugees grapple with COVID-19”
Motorcycle is the main means of transportation within Kakuma & the new settlement .
March 2020 Covid-19 has not yet reached Kakuma camp, but misinformation is spreading rapidly. Given the lack of medical infrastructure in Kakuma, it is important that the community does its best to follow public health recommendations that can prevent the spread of the virus. However, misinformation leads people to undertake ineffective strategies, which can beContinue reading “Covid-19 Myths in Kakuma”