Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

Violence in Kakuma Kills 20

Fighting erupted in Kakuma Refugee Camp killing at least 20 people and injuring hundreds. (more…)

WFP to Cut Food Rations

Posted in Human Rights, Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on December 25, 2014

World Food Programme to cut food rations for Kenyan refugees by half, affecting over 500,000 camp residents. (more…)

Passengers taken hostage at Kainak, Turkana

Posted in Human Rights, Kakuma Town and Kenya, News Updates by KANERE on December 25, 2014

More than 700 people including a dozen refugees from Kakuma refugee camp were among those held hostage. (more…)

International Day of Persons with Disability

Posted in Human Rights, Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on December 25, 2014

In Kakuma refugee camp the International Day of Persons Living with Disability is observed, falling within the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. (more…)

Repatriation of Somali Refugees

Posted in Humanitarian Services, Kakuma Town and Kenya, News Updates by KANERE on December 25, 2014

94 returnees of Somali origin were headed home after decades of exile in the world’s largest refugee camp. (more…)

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Kenya against the Refugees

The stand of the Kenya government is not clear: are they fighting terrorism, refugees inside the country, or an ethnicity? (more…)

Dinka Clans in Conflict

Posted in Community and Culture, News Updates, Peace and Security by KANERE on August 16, 2014

In Kakuma 1, conflict between the South Sudanese Dinka clans of Diauechuk and Ayuel broke out following an old rivalry.
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Police Torture in Eastleigh

Posted in Human Rights, News Updates by KANERE on August 16, 2014

The Muslim congregation’s prayer turned into a battle with police following a large scale security operation in Eastleigh. (more…)

Police Harassment in Kakuma 1

Posted in Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on August 16, 2014

Police round up refugees in Kakuma 1 without notice of an imposed curfew. (more…)

Deportation of an Ethiopian Refugee to Somalia

Posted in Human Rights, News Updates by KANERE on August 16, 2014

An Ethiopian refugee family barely escaped the deportation scheme but their teenage son got deported to Somalia. (more…)

Catalyst – Kenya Biometric Identification Systems

Posted in Kakuma Town and Kenya, News Updates by KANERE on August 16, 2014

By Joyce Keeley

This past week Kenya witnessed its 17th explosion throughout the country since the Westgate attack, where al Shabaab terrorists killed over 67 people and injured nearly 200 others in a popular shopping mall.

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World Refugee Day 2014

Posted in Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on August 16, 2014

Thousands of refugees in Kakuma and large numbers of humanitarian agencies showed up to commemorate the day with cultural dances. (more…)

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