DADAAB, Kenya – In an effort to support the refugee host community in Dadaab, three newly completed UNHCR funded projects were recently commissioned in Dadaab town. The projects include construction of two classrooms, renovation of seven accommodation rooms for teachers and renovation of a dining hall and Kitchen at the […]
Refugee athletes from Kenya to compete at World Athletics Championships in London for the first time
“I see myself competing one day one time in a higher level. Right now I am participating with the champions and now this is my time I have to polish my talent and to show people in the world that a refugee can make it.”
Award-winning Japanese Architect, Shigeru Ban, signs deal to design new homes for thousands of refugees in Kenya
“The key thing will be to construct shelter where no or little technical supervision is required, and use materials that are locally available and eco-friendly. It’s important that the houses can be easily maintained by inhabitants.”
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President meets with refugee athletes in Kenya
“I aspire to be like Mo Farah. I am a big fan. My goal is to run with him in future. He is a good athlete, the way he runs and his style inspire me a lot.”
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Moi University and UNHCR, to further access to tertiary education for refugees. The MoU was signed at the university’s Nairobi campus. UNHCR supports post-secondary education for refugees in Kenya through the German funded Albert Einstein Education Initiative, which is commonly known […]
“We honour the resilience and courage of more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence. But it’s also a moment to recognise those communities and people around the world who receive refugees and the internally displaced in their midst, offering them a safe place, and welcoming them in their schools, their workplaces and their societies.”
Over half of all refugees and displaced people worldwide are women and children. How we treat them is a measure of our humanity as nations. On World Refugee day my only ask is that people consider the pain and suffering of young girls like these.
Angelina Jolie calls for reflection on the “pain and suffering” of refugee children during a visit to a centre for adolescent girls in Nairobi on World Refugee Day.
UNHCR Kicks-off World Refugee Day Activities with a Debate on Refugee Contribution to the Local Economy
NAIROBI, Kenya – As the world prepares to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June 2017, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR Kenya has started hosting events and activities. World Refugee Day is an opportunity to remember that there are over 65 million refugees and displaced persons around the world, who are […]