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”

Suicides soar as refugees grapple with COVID-19

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”

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”