Eliana was four months pregnant when she heard about the first novel coronavirus case in Kakuma refugee camps in northwestern Kenya. “I was scared that, with most services closing down, the hospitals would close, too,” said the Burundian refugee. “Later, I saw that...
Home at last: For refugees in Kenya, moving from temporary shelter to newly built houses makes a world of difference
Kika stands outside her door and waves at her neighbours before opening the blue door that leads to her living room. At the far end is a solar-powered television set neatly surrounded by a group of plastic seats. Since her new house was completed nearly a year ago,...
Poverty, illiteracy, being turned away at clinics. These are difficulties 44-year-old Angeline knows all too well. She was born stateless in Kenya and for most of her life, faced day-to-day challenges associated with lacking a national identity card. “I did not go...
Over 18,000 stateless people in Kenya struggle to access basic services as they lack official identity documents. A young woman has made history as the first stateless Shona woman to make it to university.
When Innocent Havyarimana, a Burundian refugee, first heard handwashing was crucial in preventing coronavirus, he did something few businessmen would do – he lowered his prices. Others might have raised prices to increase profit, but his aim was to make his soap as accessible as possible, so he also boosted […]
Teachers broadcast classes over community radio to keep refugee students learning.
World Bank and UNHCR launch report on Understanding the Socioeconomic Conditions of Refugees in Kalobeyei, Kenya
The World Bank, in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, have launched a report which is based on the results of a 2018 Kalobeyei Socioeconomic Profiling Survey. The 2018 Kaloyebei socioeconomic survey generates comparable evidence to inform policy and programme targeting to support refugees and host communities. The survey report provides […]
We ought to come together and work together regardless of the gender
UNHCR recently provided more than 600 desks to urban schools