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Partnering with our sister UNA chapter in Chicago, we are supporting the Shabele Primary School in the Kakuma Camp, which has a population of 180,000. The population of this camp includes refugees from Somalia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Burundi and Rwanda.

Teachers who took part last year in the peer coach training in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya (Photo: Tonny Onyulo). Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya--Six years ago, Ochwor Onak Okwier wasn't sure if he was properly educating his students at this crowded Refugee Camp in northwestern Kenya. Today ...
Johannesburg -- THOUSANDS of refugees in Kenya have received 10 000 bioethanol stoves as part of initiatives by an electronics firm to empower vulnerable communities. Samsung Electronics, in partnership with Rural Development Solutions, has made the stoves available to households in the Kakuma ...
Lieven Corthouts heeft iets met Kakuma (Kenia), na Dadaab het grootste vluchtelingenkamp in Oost-Afrika. Zeven jaar lang verbleef hij er met de regelmaat van de klok, wat uitmondde in de productie van de documentaire Kakuma: The Invisible City in 2016. Die titel sprak al boekdelen: voor Lieven ...
Sonja, 13, spent more than an hour after school last week with 21 of her fellow classmates at the Horsham middle school writing letters to South Sudanese girls living at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. It's part of their year-long project that started with raising money to build wells in the South Sudan ...

Kenya's nearly 500,000 refugees are mainly distributed across three sites: the Dadaab and Kakuma camps, and the capital city Nairobi. The last two are the focus of the new report, which draws on research that will eventually form part of a broader multi-country, multi-year dataset. In addition to Kenya, the ...
Within Kakuma refugee camp sits Kalobeyei Settlement Village One. Nearly 40,000 refugees live here, mostly South Sudanese, with a few from Ethiopia, Burundi and Congo. Women and children sit outside their makeshift homes, shielding themselves from the scorching midday sun. It is here that we meet ...
Their journey from Jongei to Kakuma took them four days, arriving on December 26. The family is among hundreds of South Sudanese refugees waiting to be registered at the camp. She hopes the South Sudanese leaders will reconcile. "I would like them to know that war will not help us. We women and ...
One of the world's largest refugee camps will soon be home to surplus medical equipment from the old Royal Adelaide Hospital. The Kakuma refugee camp in the north-western region of Kenya has a population of more than 185,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers, according to the United Nations ...
A study conducted at the Kakuma Refugee Camp shows there is a huge demand for cleaner cooking solutions and modern renewable electrical supplies. The refugees said cleaner energy will help them take control of their lives. Currently, basic cooking, lighting and phone-charging needs are costly for ...
She and other refugees were hosted at various mosques in Nairobi before UNHCR ferried them to Kakuma Refugee camp. Halane says that at some point during the journey here, she was separated from some of her relatives, who she has never seen since. In 2005, she was married off. She was only 14 ...
They went back to try and stop them chasing us, but the men shot and killed them," Simon recounted. The two brothers were seated with five other siblings and their mother, Adut Akot Ker, on the floor of UNHCR's registration centre in Kakuma refugee camp, in northern Kenya, waiting to be given temporary ...
I have to speak and action not just from a place of understanding, but of experience as well. I am filled with expectation and excitement for my two-day stay at the Kakuma refugee camp." Posting about the trip on her Instagram account, Nomzamo told her fans that she will be uploading diary entries to keep ...
Kenya's nearly 500,000 refugees are mainly distributed across three sites: the Dadaab and Kakuma camps, and the capital city Nairobi. The last two are the focus of the new report, which draws on research that will eventually form part of a broader multi-country, multi-year dataset. In addition to Kenya, the ...
Within Kakuma refugee camp sits Kalobeyei Settlement Village One. Nearly 40,000 refugees live here, mostly South Sudanese, with a few from Ethiopia, Burundi and Congo. women and children sit outside their makeshift homes, shielding themselves from the scorching midday sun. It is here that we meet ...
Their journey from Jongei to Kakuma took them four days, arriving on December 26. The family is among hundreds of South Sudanese refugees waiting to be registered at the camp. She hopes the South Sudanese leaders will reconcile. "I would like them to know that war will not help us. We women and ...

One of the world's largest refugee camps will soon be home to surplus medical equipment from the old Royal Adelaide hospital. The Kakuma refugee camp in the north-western region of Kenya has a population of more than 185,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers, according to the United Nations ...
A study conducted at the Kakuma refugee camp shows there is a huge demand for cleaner cooking solutions and modern renewable electrical supplies. The refugees said cleaner energy will help them take control of their lives. Currently, basic cooking, lighting and phone-charging needs are costly for ...
They went back to try and stop them chasing us, but the men shot and killed them," Simon recounted. The two brothers were seated with five other siblings and their mother, Adut Akot Ker, on the floor of UNHCR's registration centre in Kakuma refugee camp, in northern Kenya, waiting to be given temporary ...
Kakuma, Kenya - The day the lives of 14-year-old twins Jacob and Simon Lino changed forever is still too fresh for them to fully comprehend. With tears rolling down their cheeks, they recounted how last December armed men shot and killed their elder brother and father as the family escaped fighting in ...
A partnership between Samsung electronics and Rural Development Solutions is set to deliver 10,000 bioethanol stoves to households in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Situated on the outskirts of Kakuma town, in north-west Kenya's Turkana County, the Kakuma refugee camp had a population of ...
Samsung electronics, in partnership with Rural Development Solutions, will deliver 10,000 bioethanol stoves to households in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Bioethanol stoves help replace charcoal fuel to address climate change and local health issues while providing residents with economic ...
It seeks to promote a better understanding of their energy needs, priorities and preferences, and explores how increased access to energy might help to achieve lasting impact in the two camps surveyed. The paper is based on primary research from the Goudoubo camp in Burkina Faso and the Kakuma I ...
UNHCR and partners conducted a nutrition survey in Kakuma and Kalobeyei in November 2017. Preliminary reports indicate that acute malnutrition and stunting reduced in both camps compared to 2016. Anemia reduced in Kalobeyei but slightly increased in Kakuma. Dietary diversity and food availability ...
He was speaking on Wednesday in Nairobi during the launch of the second phase of Samsung ethanol stove project in Kakuma refugee camp. ... refugees benefit from a subsidy of 12,000 eco-friendly ethanol stoves that will be sold at the Kakuma refugee camp at Sh1,995 down from Sh4,000 per stove.
Residents of the Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana County will no longer have to worry about the health risks associated with burning charcoal for cooking. Korean electronics company Samsung in partnership with the ministry of environment and forestry, today launched phase two of its ethanol stove ...
With the help of JAWS Screen reader,a software program that allows her to use the computer with ease, Istarlin is studying computer literacy at our youth centre in Kakuma. "Having a disability doesn't stop us from living. We learn and can depend on ourselves," she says. The Support for the Protection and ...
Being a refugee, says Olympic runner Yiech Pur Biel, doesn't mean you are nothing. Biel, a survivor of the Sudanese civil war who ran at the Games in Rio, is now leading a drive to improve sports facilities in refugee camps around the world and raise Olympic aspirations. Biel was 10 when his family's grass ...
Growing up with 200,000 other refugees at Kakuma Camp in Kenya, Biel learned how to run competitively. But his training wasn't any easy, considering the refugee camp didn't have the requisite facilities. As a trainee, he didn't even have shoes! Now appointed to the board of the Olympic Refuge ...
"One ambulances is for Kalapata and Lokichar and the other for Kakuma and Letea Wards in Turkana West," she said. Gilchrist Lokoel, Lodwar referral hospital boss, said the demand of ambulances has increased due to additional number of health facilities constructed by the county government.
Kakuma, the Kenyan refugee camp that Ayuen left in 2001, is full once again of children and families. The 20-year-old civil war in Sudan ended in 2005, but peace didn't last long. After South Sudan gained independence in 2011, a civil war erupted in 2013. A 2015 peace agreement dissolved in 2016 and ...
BORN to South Sudanese parents in Kakuma refugee camp in 1999, Deng Arok has the world at his feet. After moving to Toowoomba in 2004 and going on to become a gifted athlete and school leader at Christian Outreach College, Mr Arok will be one of 65 batonbearers for Toowoomba as part of the ...
"In addition in Kenya, WFP, due to insufficient funding, in November 2017 cut food rations by 30 per cent for 420,000 refugees living in Dadaab and Kakuma camps. The cuts are still in place," he said. BELOW POVERTY LINE. In a 2017 report released by WFP, 47 percent of people living in the country live ...
Of the 22,319 refugees that have arrived in Kakuma since January, the UN agency data show that 16,020 of them, or 72 per cent, were from the neighbouring South Sudan ravaged by civil war pitting the two dominant communities loyal to President Salva Kiir on one hand and his former deputy Riek Machar ...
Kakuma, Kenya - Warring parties in South Sudan have signed a ceasefire deal that will allow humanitarian access to civilians caught in the fighting. Thursday's agreement, which is expected to go into force on December 24, calls for an unconditional end to the violence and unhindered access for aid ...
Some 4,949 non-Somali refugees were relocated to Kakuma refugee camp. "The relocation is currently suspended due to the limited absorption capacity and services in Kalobeyei," the agency's release detailed. Approximately 32,478 refugees will return to Somalia in 2017 alone, the UNHCR said.
After 340 film screenings focused on migration, held across the globe in 100 countries, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Monday the winners of its Global Migration Film Festival - including a Congolese artist living in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. The top award in the ...
A section of Nairobi women's hospital in Ongata Rongai where some police officers were hospitalised with cholera-like in September. (David Njaaga, Standard). A World Health Organisation report lumping Nairobi together with the notorious Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps in regard to cholera ...
refugees wait patiently for their chance to get food at Kakuma refugee camp on June 7, 2017. More than 420,000 refugees at the camp face hunger after the World Food Programme halved food rations at the beginning of October. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
Two teams fought to a nil-nil draw in regulation, dust puffing around their feet like flint smoke as they ran. The shootout begins after Kakuma's 6 p.m. curfew. Four thousand or so fans push in from the sidelines to form a human outline of the penalty box. Every minute past curfew means greater likelihood that ...
Two teams fought to a nil-nil draw in regulation, dust puffing around their feet like flint smoke as they ran. The shootout begins after Kakuma's 6 p.m. curfew. Four thousand or so fans push in from the sidelines to form a human outline of the penalty box. Every minute past curfew means greater likelihood that ...
refugees across Africa are often in national energy plans. The involvement of various players including the private sector working on green and renewable energy could be welcome news to refugees living in big camps such as Kakuma, Kenya. Energy poverty is a persistent problem for refugees. Isolated ...
The MIT Enterprise Forum - Pan-Arab Region- has selected Pawame as a semi-finalist for the Innovate for refugees Competition. Pawame's work in generating energy to residents of Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya has been widely lauded. The company is seeking to raise $250,000, create 50 jobs and ...
But Oromo who fear being stalked by Ethiopian intelligence believe even Kakuma is not safe. "Threats from Ethiopian security officials - working together with local [Kenyan] police - also extend to the refugee camps [in Kenya]," Human Rights Watch researcher Felix Horne told IRIN. Horne said Oromo ...
Yuwil and his wife are from Sudan, they moved to Kakuma in 2006 fleeing conflict. They now live in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Their four-year-old son still has not received a birth certificate, which makes it difficult for Yuwil to prove his child's identity. A birth certificate opens up a world of opportunities ...
refugees in Dadaab and Kakuma are nonetheless feeling the impact of the drop in funding. The UN's World Food Programme announced last ...
refugees carry food ration they received at Kakuma refugee camp on June 7, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
Skeji and his parents have lived at Kakuma refugee camp in the last four years after fleeing turmoil in their native South Sudan. He adopted the ...
Nairobi -- When one hears the name Kakuma, what comes into the mind is the refugee camp located in the North-western region of Kenya, ...


 

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