Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

Rights Violation Under Warehousing – By Brett Shadle

Posted in Contributors, Human Rights, News Updates, Opinion by KANERE on January 8, 2014

Do refugees have the right to know about the impacts of decision making on their futures, lives as they live in limbo? (more…)

On Kakuma’s Citizens

Posted in Contributors, Kakuma Town and Kenya, News Updates by KANERE on August 28, 2013

By Mandy Jam

During the months I spent doing fieldwork in Kakuma, KANERE’s team asked me several times to contribute a piece to the newspaper. (more…)

Law, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Kenya

Posted in Contributors, Human Rights, Kakuma Town and Kenya by KANERE on February 11, 2011

The International Rescue Committee and Kituo Cha Sheria raise concern about indiscriminate arrests and harassment in Kenya’s crackdown on refugees – Press Release forwarded by KANERE.

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Unwritten: Understanding the Emptiness of Refugee Adolescent Education

Posted in Contributors, Education by KANERE on December 22, 2009

Guest Contribution by Cayce Pack, New York City, USA.  

Six years of work in refugee resettlement and several semesters of human rights studies seemed as void as the blank pages in their books. The sun was violent in its afternoon heat and a crowd of adolescent faces perplexed in questions surrounded me…

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International Politics and Humanitarian Action

Posted in Contributors by KANERE on July 16, 2009

By Merrill Smith

To what extent do international politics impact UNHCR’s humanitarian action? Merrill Smith comments on the political interests that shape international refugee protection, from warehousing to “voluntary repatriation” to resettlement, and advocates a balancing of political and humanitarian concerns through integrative protection approaches.

Merrill Smith is the Director of Government Relations and International Advocacy for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and the Editor of the World Refugee Survey.
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Essay on Refugee Human Rights in Camps

Posted in Contributors by KANERE on May 12, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 4-5 / March-April 2009

By Zachary Lomo

Does UNHCR have an obligation to uphold the human rights that are essential for refugees’ free and full development as human beings? Are there any circumstances where a refugee could take UNHCR to court for failing in this regard?

Zachary A. Lomo, LLB (Makerere), LLM (Harvard), directed the Refugee Law Project of the Faculty of Law, Makerere University from July 2001 to August 2006. He co-authored RLP Working Paper Series, Behind the Violence, on the causes of the war in northern Uganda, Negotiating Peace, and Whose Justice? He is currently reading for his doctorate in International Law and Refugees at the University of Cambridge.

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Who Believes in the Rights of Immigrants? Do Refugees in Kenya Have the Right to a Free Press?

Posted in Contributors by KANERE on February 28, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 3 / February 2009

By Ekuru Aukot

Dr. Ekuru Aukot of Kituo Cha Sheria writes on the right of refugees to exercise a free press in Kakuma Refugee Camp, and their obligation to uphold the ethics of professional journalism

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Speaking for Refugees or Refugees Speaking for Themselves

Posted in Contributors by KANERE on January 31, 2009


The Voice of Refugees Newspaper in Osire Refugee Camp, Namibia

The Voice of Refugees Newspaper in Osire Refugee Camp, Namibia

Volume 1, Issue 2 / January 2009

Dr. Barbara Harrell-Bond

Dr. Harrell-Bond is a leading advocate for refugee rights. She founded the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University and the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Program at the American University in Cairo. She has written many articles and books on refugee situations, including Rights in Exile: Janus-Faced Humanitarianism with G. Verdirame. KANERE invited Dr. Harrell-Bond to contribute an editorial on a refugee free press. (more…)

Speaking Out on Warehousing: 3 Questions for Merrill Smith

Posted in Contributors by KANERE on January 31, 2009
A Kakuma Camp neighborhood

A Kakuma Camp neighborhood

Volume 1, Issue 2 / January 2009


To highlight the global campaign to end warehousing, KANERE interviewed Merrill Smith, the Director of Government Relations and International Advocacy for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and the Editor of the World Refugee Survey. KANERE posed three questions relating to the UNHCR, greatest successes, and a refugee free press. (more…)

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