Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press

Quotes of the months for August, November – December Edition 2018

Posted in Quotes of the Month by KANERE on December 31, 2018

“When they arrived, they were many, they carried big sticks, and they used force. I was bleeding from my head as a result of the beating,”
– Leader of Refugee Flag Kakuma told KANERE in an interview on the scene/”LGBTIQ protest interrupted by violence outside UNHCR sub-office”

“It is just another bureaucracy,” Said Henrik, a community leader who spend more than 25 days waiting to meet the agencies officials to receive his number,”
– Henrik a refugee community leader told KANERE/”Using Tech to Bring Services closer to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Camp”

“after they killed him, they took his phone and money from his pocket.”
– Close relative to Deng told KANERE/”Violent Robbery Results in Refugee Death”

“I thought my refugee status would be determined within a year after arrival. but this has not been the case at all,” he explained. “I was denied opportunities because my status determination was incomplete, and people I met at UNHCR were not helpful,”
– Tamiru an Ethiopian asylum seeker with her experience of RSD rejection/”Refugees receive RSD letters from RAS”

“The two clans belong to Luo Nuer, and the reason for the fight was recycled from the last year,”
– Explained community security worker Gat Dak in Kakuma 4/”Two killed in communal violence”

“The programme is comfortable and its really helpful”
– Jilo one of the beneficiaries from refugee community/ “SNHU Global Education Movement (GEM) and Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL) Introduce New Programme for Kakuma Residents at Student-Employer Networking Event”

“They told me to call someone with computer skills after finishing the two steps process. It takes more than a week to find help because I do not have the computer skills to schedule my own appointment,”
– Explained an Oromo refugee, who wishes to remain anonymous at the field post Centre two/”Using Tech to Bring Services closer to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Camp”

“Matom was imprisoned in a murder case, but the person who impregnated his sister has fled from Kakuma. The girl is in UNHCR protection area with her child,”
– John Sudanese youth leader told KANERE/”Two killed in communal violence”

Using Tech to Bring Services closer to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Camp

Posted in Education, Humanitarian Services, News Updates by KANERE on December 31, 2018

By Qaabata & Tolossa – KANERE journalists

Kakuma residents are now able to use their mobile phones to communicate with UNHCR staff and schedule appointments. (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…)

Refugees receive RSD letters from RAS

Posted in Human Rights, Humanitarian Services, Kakuma Town and Kenya, News Updates by KANERE on December 31, 2018

BY KANERE News Desk – kakuma.news@gmail.com

The Refugee Affairs Secretariat distributes decision letters to anxious refugees in the wake of the Refugee Status Determination transfer process. (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…)

SNHU Global Education Movement (GEM) and Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL) Introduce New Programme for Kakuma Residents at Student-Employer Networking Event

Posted in Contributors, Education, Humanitarian Services, Kakuma Town and Kenya, News Updates by KANERE on December 31, 2018

By Ebssa Tolossa – KANERE reporter

Students from Kakuma’s newest higher education programme had an opportunity to chat with area professionals, business leaders, and agency representatives. (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…)