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”

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”