Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

KANERE in the News

Read more about the Kakuma News Reflector in international news and online media:

Spring 2010:

“Refugee News Reporting Project Under Threat” at Pambazuka News (18 March 2010)

“The Cognitive Landscape of a Refugee Camp” (Conversation Part I) at the Society for International Development Forum (16 February 2010)

“KANERE: Stepping Into a New Year” at RESPECT International Blog (22 February 2010)

  Winter 2009:

“KANERE Refugee Free Press Editor Assaulted” at Pambazuka News (3 December 2009)

“Refugee free press struggling to remain afloat and independent” at the Society for International Development (October 1 2009)

 Summer 2009:

Refugee Free Press at Kakuma Refugee Camp,” at Demotix News (18 July 2009)

“KANERE – Reflecting Life in the Kakuma Refugee Camp,” at Respect International e-zine  (26 June 2009)

“Refugee Free Press at a Crossroads,” on Pambazuka News (June 2009)

 February 2009:

“Kakuma Refugee Camp Residents Launch Newsletter and Blog,” at the International Refugee Rights Initiative  (February 2009)

“Refugees in Kenya Now Speak with Their Own Voice,” at the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (18 February 2009)

KANERE profiled on Refugee Watch Online (18 February 2009)

“Refugees in Their Own Words” featured on the Enough Project website  (7 February 2009)

“KANERE faces Hostility” featured on Pambazuka News  (5 February 2009)

“The Refugee Voice” featured at Humanitarian Info  (4 February 2009) 

KANERE featured in discussions at the ICVA Secretariat in Geneva and reported on the Humanitarian Futures Programme blog.  (2 February 2009)

 January 2009:

KANERE featured in Pambazuka News, the largest and most influential web forum for social justice in Africa. (22 January 2009) 

“Kakuma Bloggers” covered at A Possie in Aussie, a blog on migration and asylum in South Australia(13 January 2009)

 KANERE update at the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (6 January 2009)

KANERE update at Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog  (3 January 2009)

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  1. […] On December 22, 2009, KANERE celebrated its first year of existence. For the past year, the news magazine has done a substantial amount of work in the fields of local news coverage, information sharing and international correspondence. The organization has received encouraging news coverage, archived under KANERE in the News. […]

  2. Grace Harper said, on June 9, 2010 at 3:23 am


    Is there any way to get in contact with the editor of Kanere? I’m about to undertake a project on Kakuma and would really appreciate and benefit from speaking to him/her.

    Many kind regards,


  3. chol yai said, on September 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

    i was bron there but i will not for get where i came from. we all came to america cause our kids need good school we dont have it in kakuma, and we also cause of war if my country didn’t have war i will not be her today in america that my name is jonh yai. this my life growing

  4. chol yai said, on September 21, 2010 at 11:53 am

    people in kakuma need help, unhcr dont help that much american dont help much not one people in kakuma, i was bron in kakuma live there for 13 year and move to usa about 3 year ago and but now il live in iowa with my family> thank for lot me share

  5. Ali said, on October 30, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I am Ali living in Paris.I would like to dedicate my appreciation to kanere editors for their work and also encourage them to continue.
    Yours faithfully Ali

  6. Eskender said, on February 17, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Bulcha badasa bloody murder released from jail on 14.02.2011 He has seen in kakuma Ethiopia community and got protection by UNHCR

  7. Rina Alawi said, on August 20, 2011 at 9:18 am

    how do i get a job as a journalist working with refugee

  8. KANERE said, on September 13, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Hi Rina,

    Thanks for your comment and question. As at KANERE we would welcome your volunteer assistance to free press here at Kakuma camp; but regarding job as a journalist, you can contact the Humanitarian larger Organisations like: UNHCR and IOM and UN-World Food Programme to get employed..; you can contact them and try!

  9. indrias said, on December 31, 2011 at 11:33 am

    happy new year!
    i was registerd in nairobi UNHCR but house rent and food for me and for my family became night mare. 1. what is the process to move from nairobi to kakuma with my family. do i need to bring the same case or i can change? alse i am university graduate masters can i have work opportunity there to help my family. please help me by responding my questions
    be blessed


  10. KANERE said, on January 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Hello Indrias,

    Happy New Year to you. Thanks for your comments and regarding your relocation to Kakuma you should contact the UNCHR Branch Office in Nairobi since you are already registered with them. I also believe that you don’t have to change your case once you have already presented to them. I could also advise, If you can get in contacts with the RCK and KItuo cha sherial,- Free legal aid clinics based in Nairobi areas.

    I hope you will find this advise useful and keep sharing thoughts.

    KANERE Editor

  11. Daniel said, on February 13, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Hello kakuma kenya UNHCR worker what do u do for refugee? by the way is there any secret of work.How do u hear the problem of asylum or refugee no body can try to solve the problem of the real persecution,abused,in general they are not working for real refugee but they are working only for some people for unknown reasons and any of these they get randemly selection so we are confuised.kakuma is very bad area and weather is bad and life with out security with differnt person having left their own countries due many political opnion and yet objective those are good socialism so how can live with out solution in this bad area for 20years plus may be another 20years?


  12. Placide said, on April 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Hi kanere guys, you have done well to let people know more about the camp! We also read about the work of the film aid and unhcr at kakuma, i wanted to hear how do they provide out news release?
    Thank u

  13. yasmin said, on June 12, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Hey guys, I am not getting the latest news from Kakuma. Those other ones are too old. By the way, how long does it take for a news to appear on Kanere?

  14. Nyange Mombo said, on January 31, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Dear Officer; Thank for this wonderful knowledge is more helpful. I am sure that are enjoying and benefit a lot. Thank you UNHCR Kakuma and another people who is helping refugees to be experimented are also human bein just consider them and their rights. Thanks

  15. Nyange Mombo said, on January 31, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Hello! As I know this wheather of kakuma is very badly and it can kill. People are not secured they live alwas in fear,they need a durable solution from differents countries. But thanks to UN for all they are doing to all refugees,they can’t be able to complete everythings. Thanks

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