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New study reveals private sector investment opportunities, that build self-reliance and empower refugees in Kakuma Camp, Kenya
“We need to change the mindset that refugees are sitting at the camp, doing nothing but receiving assistance. Many of them are, in fact, running businesses and creating jobs for others.”
Refugee women in Kenya are earning a living by making and selling beautiful handicrafts.
Over 530 refugee students have benefited from the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative, known as DAFI scholarship since it started in 1992.
Aid appeals seek over $3 billion as South Sudan set to become Africa’s largest refugee and humanitarian crisis
“If the war doesn’t stop, refugee numbers will rise from 2.5 to three million in 2018.”
An estimated 9,600 Ethiopian asylum seekers fled into Moyale in northern Kenya following internal violence.
“I believe making a personal connection is key to fully championing the plight of refugees. I have to speak and take action not just from a place of understanding, but of experience as well.”
Refugee Olympic Team athlete Pur Biel, who fled South Sudan, has spoken about the importance of peace ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
It’s an initiative to keep Somali refugees informed and up to date on the situation on the ground back home, so they can make an informed decision about whether to return.read more
“I was really scared, so I decided to cross the border with my family to Kenya for safety”
It is against this background that UNHCR and partners hope to increase enrolment of refugees in higher education from the current one percent 1% access in the local area.
Aid groups appeal for US$1.5 billion for refugees and US$1.7 billion for those in need inside the country in 2018.
Each year DAFI gives out university scholarships to at least 100 refugee students. But it’s still a drop in the ocean of what’s needed. For all 650 refugees eligible for university study, there are only ever places for around 100.