Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

Quotes of the Month: February 2009

Posted in Quotes of the Month by KANERE on February 28, 2009

“Do all the people who work with and amongst refugees and asylum seekers believe in their rights, and particularly the right to a free press?”

-Dr. Ekuru Aukot / “Who believes in the rights of Immigrants? Do refugees in Kenya have the right to free press?”

“My heart is full of sorrow. I feel so sad to see how long it takes to be accepted as a refugee while suffering in the camp.”

-A Congolese asylum seeker / “Refugee Status Determination: Justice Delayed is…Typical?”

“This is a frightening situation, if not a disaster.”

-A caseworker on the case of a suicidal single mother / “UNHCR Field Posts Aim to Protect Refugees”

“The UNHCR knows us not by name, but by number.”

-An Ethiopian refugee who has tired of being repeatedly counted / “Refugee Headcount Begins”

“I believe that the world’s refugee camps could produce the next generation of great artists.”

-Sally Lincoln, American artist visiting Kakuma Refugee Camp / “An Artist’s View of Kakuma Refugee Camp”

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  1. Mike said, on March 1, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Just passing by.Btw, your website have great content!

  2. kilole said, on April 19, 2010 at 5:39 am

    While the world merging into a single village, the door is closed on us. Look the time we are killing in camp.I personally i was displaced from my work and summer course study. I am living in camp. i cannot go to school. my age is going i donot have any future hope, i cannot change my life. the only way that i can change my future life is going to school and achive my dearm of schooling. But how? when? where? I left it for GOD.
    I need your own reply!
    So LONG!

  3. kilole said, on April 20, 2010 at 1:09 am

    GOD BLESSS YOU TOGETHER WITH YOUR FAMILY IN HIS POWERFULL NAME.In the name of Juses christ!!! Am so happy to get you.Thanks for having me a folder to express my internal feeling. what i want to ask you why UNHCR education department closed door on potential refugee for education?
    i am looking many web site that invited Refugee for scholarship in d/t country.many university are on well coming free scholarship for refugee like melbourne University,Newzealand,Canada etc.Bue am woundering no one reacted to change the future life. As i think griving protection and ration alone in camp cannot change us. we need farther education to become part of the world society. we need to change our name by going to school as a human being.You know some of refugee here in our camp are faded up lack of education and future hope. The reason why alomst half of the camp community smoking bhanga is due to lack of educational ecouragment. As some of us intersted in vocational studies,threre are many refugee looking other studies which is blocked mersilessly on many life.
    Relocating refugee to somewhere after he/she faded up menitally and lost his/her potential energy to change his future is cannot be changing life. for what? If i got chance to writing and personal computer i will progress with you very well. Keep your doing well

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