Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

JRS Advocates for Mentally Vulnerable

Posted in Health, Humanitarian Services by KANERE on February 28, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 3 / February 2009

 With three-quarters of the refugee population suffering some degree of trauma, JRS has a critical role in providing counseling and psychological services for the mentally vulnerable (more…)

One Girl’s Story: Struggling to Overcome the Odds

Posted in Health by KANERE on February 28, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 3 / February 2009

A Sudanese girl attempted to commit suicide on Christmas Eve after facing enormous challenges; now, she and her younger sister remain alone, waiting for resettlement to Australia (more…)

Boda-Boda Taxi Fares on the Rise

Posted in Business and Development by KANERE on February 28, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 3 / February 2009

Dust storms, spare parts, and UNHCR head count drive up prices of boda-boda bicycle taxis, posing a dilemma for would-be customers (more…)

Women’s Empowerment, But Only for a Moment

Posted in Business and Development by KANERE on February 28, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 3 / February 2009

 Refugee women created entrepreneurial groups to counter gender inequality and poverty, but now these initiatives are dying due to lack of NGO support (more…)

Enterprising Single Mother Meets Success

Posted in Business and Development by KANERE on February 28, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 3 / February 2009

A single mother runs a popular restaurant in the midst of Kakuma Camp’s busiest market, and encourages other women to do the same (more…)

Refugees Strike Back at Armed Attackers

Posted in Peace and Security by KANERE on February 28, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 3 / February 2009

Refugee community guard named a hero after fending off armed attackers with bow and arrow, highlighting the need for community-based security systems (more…)

Community Talking Point: What do You Think of a Refugee Free Press?

Posted in Community and Culture by KANERE on February 28, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 3 / February 2009

KANERE talks to community members on the latest hot topic: What do you think about the refugee free press? The perspectives of locals, refugees, and internationals weave a diverse fabric of public opinion. (more…)

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Celebrates Baptism Day

Posted in Community and Culture by KANERE on February 28, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 3 / February 2009

The baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan was beautifully commemorated by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church community with music, holy water, and sacred rituals (more…)

What Happens in One Village Happens in Every Corner of the World

Posted in Community and Culture by KANERE on February 28, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 3 / February 2009

A reflection on one girl’s sad experience in a Burundian village, and lessons for the world (more…)

“No Application Form”

Posted in Arts by KANERE on February 28, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 3 / February 2009

Anonymous poem written by a disabled refugee in Kakuma Camp (more…)