Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

Letter from the Editor

Posted in Letter from the Editor by KANERE on February 13, 2016

Dear KANERE readers,

This issue remains true to our core principles of providing rich and informative content in a manner that is easy for our readers to understand.

First of all, we apologise for the long stretch over the year 2015 without any publication from KANERE, this has been due to the lack of funding for effective reporting and material support that should enable smooth operation of the organization.

In this edition, we bring diverse stories from across the camp and the region thus with rather a double edition. There are stories from as late as October where refugees seized an AK47 rifle from identified attackers in the camp. In one incident, a refugee woman was gang raped and several cases of gender based violence continue to happen in the camp. The situation of insecurity has continued to deteriorate all through the fall of the year.

Additionally, at least four people have died following the El Niño rains. Hundreds of families have been displaced within the camp settlements as a result of the flooding that often threatened the transport systems. Meanwhile the introduction of Bamba Chakula – an initiative by World Food Program – has earned a negative reaction from the beneficiaries of the food aid. We have collected the opinions of the camp residents on the new system of cash vouchers, allowing refugees to share information on the issues of public interest that affect their lives.

Our editorial contribution for this edition comes from Kathleen Agena, a humanitarian and social justice worker and the founder of the Lindus Institute. Kathleen advocates that a realist approach to refugee crisis should be adopted in tackling the refugee crisis globally.

There are several other stories that are lined up for you and we will keep reporting in spite of the challenges.

As the true voice of the refugees, KANERE is seeking financial support in order to continue to give right to be heard to Kakuma residents and in the region.

Your contribution and feedback is of great value to us.

Best wishes for 2016!

Sincerely,

Qaabata Boru

Editorial Executive – KANERE

Refugees seized a gun from robbers

Posted in Kakuma Town and Kenya, News Updates, Peace and Security by KANERE on February 13, 2016

Darfurian refugee men seized an AK47 rifle from identified members of the Turkana community in Kakuma. (more…)

Attacked and gang raped

Posted in Kakuma Town and Kenya, News Updates, Peace and Security by KANERE on February 13, 2016

By Qaabata Boru – qaabata007@yahoo.com

A refugee woman was attacked and gang raped in presence of her husband in Kakuma (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.
(more…)

Police Harassment in Kakuma 1

Posted in Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on August 16, 2014

Police round up refugees in Kakuma 1 without notice of an imposed curfew. (more…)

A Somali Woman Gang Raped at Gunpoint

Posted in News Updates by KANERE on December 28, 2012

A Somali woman aged 50 was gang raped, while two others aged 36 and 37 suffered similar assaults at gunpoint in Kakuma 3 settlement area. (more…)

Refugee Protest Following Insecurity Situation

Posted in Human Rights, News Updates, Peace and Security by KANERE on December 28, 2012

Hundreds of Kakuma camp residents staged a protest following frequent murders by unidentified gunmen. (more…)