Beyond Training: Supporting Refugee Girls Who Believe in Themselves

In Kakuma and Kalobeyei, which host over 200,000 refugees, women and children comprise 76 % of the total refugee population. Of this sum, 49%are women living in dire circumstances which most people would never even wish to visit. Winnie Achola is a 24 year old refugee from South Sudan and  is one of the thousandsContinue reading “Beyond Training: Supporting Refugee Girls Who Believe in Themselves”

Despite Persistent Violence Due to Ethnic Extremism, Communities in Kakuma Refugee Camp Remain Resilient

 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”

Kakuma Refugees Are Getting Vaccinated—but the Global Rollout Is a Fiasco

In April 2021, during  World Health Week, the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program for refugees and asylum seekers living in Kakuma and Kalobeyei was being rolled out at Ammusait General Hospital, Clinic 7 and Natukubenyo Health Centre, respectively. In Kakuma, the first phase sought to prioritize health workers, security personnel, teachers, other criticalContinue reading “Kakuma Refugees Are Getting Vaccinated—but the Global Rollout Is a Fiasco”

Kakuma 1

Kakuma refugee camp is located in the North-western region of Kenya. The camp/Kakuma 1/ was established in 1992 following the arrival of the “Lost Boys of Sudan”. During that year, large groups of Ethiopian refugees fled their country following the fall of the Ethiopian government. Somalia had also experienced high insecurity and civil strife causingContinue reading “Kakuma 1”

VOA commences FM Radio Stations for Refugees

Feb,2021 In December 2020, the Voice of America (VOA) launched new FM stations serving refugees living in Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps. The Kakuma office commenced operations on December 18, 2020 duringInternational Migrant Day. The new 99.9 FM station will serve both refugee and host communities with news, music, and educational content in English, Swahili andContinue reading “VOA commences FM Radio Stations for Refugees”

NGO’s sees Freelancing as a Possible Source of Income for Refugees in Kakuma

February 3,2021 With diminished opportunities for third country resettlement for refugees, UNHCR and its partners have sought new solutions for the growing protracted refugee population in Kakuma and Kalobeyei. As a response to the lack of economic opportunities in Kakuma, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Trade Center (ITC) have come up withContinue reading “NGO’s sees Freelancing as a Possible Source of Income for Refugees in Kakuma”

Kakuma refugees reluctant to wear masks, unable to maintain social distance

November 2020 Scientifically, it has been proven that wearing protective gear saves lives and that social distancing keeps the pandemic at bay. However, the residents of Kakuma and Kalobeyei have been reluctant to wear masks and keep their distance despite a surge in Covid-19 infections. The refugee community recorded the first positive case of Covid-19Continue reading “Kakuma refugees reluctant to wear masks, unable to maintain social distance”