EDUCATION PREVENTS CHILDREN FROM BEING ENLISTED IN ARMED CONFLICT 0

BY RACHUONYO DUNCAN   Millions of girls and boys live and breathe actual or threatened violence in conflict-affected fragile states their lives blighted by trauma, displacement and a denial of their most basic rights, including education. Education is a human

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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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PANIC AS LEADERS DEMAND CLOSURE OF DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP

BY RACHUONYO DUNCAN Kenya’s deputy president Wil­liam Ruto issued an extraordinary ultimatum to the United Nations. He told the UN High Commis­sioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to shut down Dadaab refugee camp within three months, or else Ken­ya would shut it

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AFTER GARISSA: AL-SHABAAB ATTACK PROMPTS ANTI-REFUGEE SENTIMENT IN KENYA

by Mary Rowlatt On Thursday 3rd of April, terrorist group Al-Shabaab attacked Ga­rissa University in North Eastern Kenya where the death toll tragically reached 148 people, most of which were students. In an attack believed to be one of the

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Attack on Garissa University

On Thursday 3rd of April, Al-Shabaab attacked Garissa University killing 147 people, mostly students. Tamuka will keep Kenya’s refugee population informed of any developments. International news coverage of the attack can be found here: BBC World News Al Jazeera  

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New Wave of Arrests and Extortion: Refugees Urged to be Cautious

by Tashrifa Mandera Over the past few weeks Tamuka has heard numerous accounts of refugees being hassled, extorted and arrested by the police in Nairobi. The word has also spread to organizations who work with refugees and UNHCR itself, who

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