This is a new way of working for UNHCR. The partnerships with development partners is the way forward, it is a new approach intended to encourage self-reliance of both refugees and host community, boost the local economy, and also prepare refugees for sustainable returns, once conditions in their countries of origin allows
#IBELONG to a world where everyone has the right to a nationality
Refugees need to be assisted to return home in an orderly manner
Kenya’s Chess Champion, Four-time Olympian and UNHCR Staff Member Promotes the Game of Chess among Refugees
Chess has a way of bringing people together. I can admit to the fact that it breaks the boundaries among refugees from different ethnicity and nationalities.
In qualifying competitions held at the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, over 100 young athletes of different nationalities demonstrated their athletic ability in races organised by UNHCR, in partnership with the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation (TLPF).
Over 50 refugee artists, mainly from the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, exhibited their artwork, as well as cultural expression through music, at an exhibition held at the Alliance Française in Nairobi, from 4th to 6th November 2015.
Refugee artists came together to showcase talent in art, music and theatre in a variety of activities at the French and German Cultural Centres
UNHCR and education partner Xavier Project visit Murema Primary School after the completion of training for teachers on better discipline practices and refugee issues.
Community members are critical players in the protection work. The link between communities and protection is mutually reinforcing.
“You do exist. We need to make things better. Refugees must never be asked to prioritise their needs.”
Naomi Chol studied at a school funded and supported by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, but the 16-year-old from South Sudan has become a celebrity herself.
The INS centres have become hubs of activity as refugees take the opportunity to enter a world of knowledge with just a tap of a finger