#10YearChallenge has gone viral as people make comparisons of themselves now and 10 years ago. Elizabeth, a South Sudanese refugee living in Dadaab refugee camp, in north-eastern Kenya, recalls living a simple life as the last born in her family of 5, before the war forced them out of their country. She narrates her story to UNHCR’s Mohamed Aden Maalim.
Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem (PRIMES) has been rolled out in the Government registration centres in Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Mombasa and Dadaab camp
Vocational skills training equips refugees and Kenyans with market-oriented skills that empower them to make choices.
“Our teacher told us, the fact that we are refugees does not mean that our dreams are dead.”
For the second year in a row, five more refugees have been admitted to the prestigious M-Pesa Foundation Academy
“When refugees are included in the economic sphere as consumers, producers and business owners/employers and employees, opportunities are created for the whole locality hosting refugees,” Ziad Ayoubi, UNHCR’s Head of Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion
“Education is my only hope for a prosperous future and better life for my family.” says Maryan
Refugee talent brought to life in the 5th year of ‘Kakuma Got Talent’ competition.
She had scored 418 marks out of the possible 500 marks. The leading candidate in the country scored 453 marks.
Hota Biclere is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She has a spinal deformity which has resulted in a curved back. Despite being a refugee with a physical disability, Biclere has established a successful tailoring business where she is employing other refugees.
UNHCR senior officials visit Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei Settlement to assess current support for refugees and host communities.
“There is a need to engage more with the private sector,” UNHCR’s Senior Advisor, Private Sector Partnerships, HRH Prince Jaime de Bourbon.
A prominent advocate for the empowerment of women, Mama Lul supports both Kenyan and refugee women and champions for an end to sexual exploitation and abuse