Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

Five Dead, Many Injured in Communal Violence

By KANERE Staff Writer, Dec 2019

At least five people were killed in an inter-ethnic conflict in Kakuma Refugee camp that spanned at least 3 days. The conflict was sparked on the evening of December 10, 2019 during a football match between the South Sudan and Sudan football teams at Kakuma 3, Zone 2, Block 13. What started as a skirmish on the football pitch escalated as larger revenge attacks were carried out in places of residence. By the next day, much of Kakuma 3 was affected by general insecurity and movement by both foot and vehicle were halted for days, including for NGOs.

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Community Radio Established in Kalobeyei Settlement

Posted in Arts, Community and Culture, News Updates by KANERE on March 23, 2020

By KANERE staff writer

REF FM, a new community radio for and by refugees in the Kalobeyei Settlement, is now ready to commence broadcasting for refugees and the host communities.

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Female refugees turn to Suicide and drug to escape agonizing camp life

By Qaabata Boru – kakuma.news@gmail.com, July 2019

Decreases in the number of resettlement places available and a cut in food rations have led to growing levels of suicide, drug abuse and alcoholism as a coping mechanism among female refugees in Kakuma refugee camp, northwest Kenya, a home for more than 88,000 women from different East and central African countries, who’ve escaped war or civil strife. (more…)

LGBTIQ protest interrupted by violence outside UNHCR sub-office

Posted in Community and Culture, Education, Health, Human Rights, News Updates, Peace and Security by KANERE on December 31, 2018

By Ahmed & Mohan – KANERE reporters

At least 20 refugees injured as LGBTIQ demo turned violent outside the UNHCR compound in Kakuma. (more…)

Two killed in communal violence

Posted in Community and Culture, Human Rights, News Updates, Peace and Security by KANERE on December 31, 2018

BY Tut Nyink – KANERE reporter

Dispute over woman results in the deaths of at least two people and many injured. (more…)

All in my thought

Posted in Arts, Community and Culture by KANERE on December 31, 2018

By Gidi Abamegal – Tilting cages, Kakuma refugee camp

In front of my tilting cage,
That little but of plastics,
So not to suffer from loneliness,
I travelled far and wide,
All in my thought. (more…)

Kenya’s black market in “refugee real estate”

By Cory Rodgers

The informal system of shelter ownership that has sprung up in refugee camps in Kenya and elsewhere has allowed entrepreneurial activity to flourish, but it is also unregulated and without formal legal protections, leaving some refugees vulnerable to losing everything. (more…)

Refugee business entrepreneur facing life threats

By Qaabata Boru

A refugee small business owner is facing a life-threatening situation in Kalobeyei refugee settlement (more…)

Resilience in Laughter

Posted in Arts, Community and Culture, Education, Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on December 31, 2016

By Tolasa Shome and Qaabata Boru

Clowns Without Borders bring joy to Kakuma children (more…)

Community Talking Point: Introduction of Bamba Chakula

Posted in Community and Culture, Humanitarian Services, Opinion by KANERE on February 13, 2016

KANERE talks to beneficiaries of food aid in Kakuma: (more…)

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Violence in Kakuma Kills 20

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