Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

Quotes of the Month: July-October 2010

Posted in Quotes of the Month by KANERE on November 8, 2010

“I just feel so much emptiness in my arms where my child should belong. In every dark night I recall when my son was killed.”

-Mother of a 12-day-old baby boy killed by a gunshot

“This change in culture and behavior will develop into mental stress in almost all refugees, but the degrees of stress will differ according to each and every individual. It’s an undeniable fact that you could really develop real stress even if you consider that you are a free person or free of this problem.”

-T., writing on the experience of being a refugee

“I have family and friends abroad and I still cannot answer any calls that are strange, because I cannot risk dying simply.”

– M., a Somali living in Kakuma One worried about the killer calls hoax

“We find our jerrycans kicked off the water taps, stones thrown at us frequently, and we even don’t sleep in our house some nights due to too much fear and frustration.”

– A., mother of an 8-year-old boy involved in a child abuse case

“This solar lighting project was first initiated in Kakuma so that determination can be made if such initiatives can be established in other refugee camps.”

-Marge Gorge, of UNHCR EDP–Kakuma, on a new lighting project in the camp

“It is good to have lights through the whole night in the camp, especially in the areas which gunmen use when they attack and kill refugees.”

-A Rwandan-Sudanese refugee on the long-awaited lights to be installed in the camp

“The Refugee Consortium of Kenya is doing a good job helping refugees and asylum seekers on legal protection. The Department of Refugee Affairs is showing low performance in being firm and independent. The decision-making body is not fair and just in line to the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) and Resettlement, and that is why the feedback takes so long. The security is still challenging.”

M., a case worker with LWF commenting on the Community Talking Point

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  1. ally said, on October 1, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    This is a nice work – thank you!

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