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Remittances Are Down, and Suicides Are Climbing in One Kenyan Refugee Camp.

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.”

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”