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REFUGEES ACROSS EAST AFRICA: RAISING AWARENESS FOR WORLD REFUGEE DAY

By Mary Rowlatt Xavier Project is proud to be supporting World Refugee Day on 20th June and to raise awareness on the issues which are most relevant to the lives of refugees. Refugees are ordinary people forced to leave their

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THE PLIGHT OF REFUGEES IN NAKURU, KENYA

BY RACHUONYO DUNCAN As many people around the globe prepare to celebrate World Refugee Day, many communities hope to raise awareness about the plight of refugees. Refugees are people who have escape their country of origin because of persecution, fear

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The persecution of Somalis: A Kenyan’s perspective

By Maryann Muchugia The struggle still continues for the Somali refugees in Dadaab and Eastleigh in Nairobi. Life for the Somali refugees has been a living hell since the Al-Shabaab terror attacks started happening. If we can recall this harassment

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U.S. GIVES KENYA $45M TO CURB REFUGEE CRISIS

BY RACHUONYO DUNCAN The United States recently announced it will give $45 million to help the Kenyan government to deal with challenges facing refugees in the country. This happened during the recent visit by the U.S. Secretary of State John

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Oromo refugees in Kenya demand protection from Ethiopian security forces

Yesterday, the Tamuka team witnessed a group of at least 50 refugees from Ethiopia conducting a peaceful protest outside UNHCR offices in Nairobi. The group claim that Oromo refugees remain under threat in Kenya due to the presence of Ethiopian security

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Central African Republic refugees and host community struggle to survive in northern DRC

Since December 2014, an estimated 20,000 Central Africans have fled over the Ubangi River to into the Bili and Bosobolo health zones in Equateur Province, northern DRC, adding to 10,000 refugees already present in the area. The refugees have arrived

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South Sudan: Thousands in Northern Bahr el Ghazal in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

Thousands of people fleeing violence in the contested border area between Sudan and South Sudan are in desperate need of food, water and medical care. MSF has launched an emergency intervention to assist them as they arrive, mostly empty-handed, in

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Too Many African Nations Fail Refugees

Kenya, Congo-Kinshasa, and South Africa each got a failing grade on USCCR’s refugee report card for not adequately protecting refugees from violence and forcing refugees back across the border. Both Sudan and South Africa scored an F for arbitrarily detaining

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