Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

Requirements to be a Refugee

Posted in Arts by KANERE on December 27, 2012

By Rwanda Gasabo

One day, a rich father took his son on a trip. He wanted to show him how refugees can be. They spent time in the camp of these poor refugee families. On their way home, he asked his son, “Did you see how they are? What have you learnt, son?” The son said, “We have got a pool, they have got a seasonal river with a fantastic name, “LAGGA”. We have lanterns which come on at night but most of them have stars. Daddy one thing is very funny, we buy food, but they queue while some are beaten to receive theirs for free every two weeks. We have walls to protect us; they have friends around their thatched houses. Look! We have encyclopedias, they have The Bible.” And he added, “Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we might be…”

“It does not take much to be a refugee, simply your belief, education, political opinion, or residence in a mineral rich area.”

It’s not about what you have or don’t have, it’s about who you are. Who takes care of refugees? God, which is where their identity is.

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