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23 Sep 2016 description

In their continued efforts to engage and promote skills development of the youth across Kakuma, LWF’s Youth Protection and Development office officially launched the Kakuma Premier League (KPL) to engage the youth in showcasing their football talents. The first opening match was played on July 30th 2016 at the Virunga Field in Kakuma 3, Zone 2. As these matches were being played, the team of 5 refugee athletes from Kakuma was in Rio preparing to participate in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

10 May 2016 description

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) providing assistance to refugees in Kenya acknowledge the hospitality and responsibility that the Government of Kenya has borne over decades. Despite the huge economic and social pressure, Kenya continues to host close to 600,000[1] refugees and asylum seekers from neighbouring countries, the majority being from Somalia and South Sudan. In addition, the Burundi conflict has also led to an influx of refugees from the country into the Kakuma refugee camp.

14 Jan 2016 description

KAKUMA, Kenya GENEVA, 12 January 2016(LWI) - The dust has finally settled and top performing Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) class of 2015 candidates have had a week celebrating their achievements. Some are even gracing national TV stations to tell the whole world what it took for them to excel in the examinations. Others had parties in their honour as parents, siblings, former teachers and schoolmates seek to share in the glory.

13 Nov 2013 description

NGOs welcome an agreement with potential to enhance opportunities for Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees

NGOs engaged in the search for durable solutions for Somali refugees in Kenya, congratulate the governments of Somalia and Kenya, and UNHCR for developing the Tripartite Agreement on Somali refugees in Kenya. The Tripartite Agreement is a first and important step towards finding durable solutions for Somali refugees in the region.

12 Jul 2012 description

Tens of thousands of lives at risk with money for vital services set to run out in two to three months

05 Jan 2012 description

Security under Review to Ensure Safety for Staff and Refugee Community

DADAAB, Kenya/GENEVA, 2 January 2012 (LWI) – Already heightened security details at the Dadaab refugee camps in northeastern Kenya are being reviewed following the fatal shootings of two leaders of the community peace and security teams (CPST) in less than a week. Organized by the refugees themselves, the CPST help to keep the camps safe for the more than 463,000 men, women and children mainly from Somalia.

23 Sep 2011 description

DADAAB, Kenya/GENEVA, 14 September 2011 (LWI) – It’s the first day of a new term in Kenya and the dusty landscape around Dadaab is dotted with students in colorful uniforms making their way to school.

In Hagadera camp, The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), a member of the ACT Alliance, operates six schools where about 13,000 students are enrolled.

John Kaissa, an educator since 1990, is the LWF’s education coordinator. He has managed programs in Kakuma, Kenya, and Sudan, but admits the program here is tough.

28 Feb 2001 description


General Country Situation
Close to 2000 Zanzibaris mostly from the island of Pemba have arrived in Shimoni south of Mombasa on Kenya’s coast, following political violence on the islands during January and early February. UNHCR in collaboration with Red Cross and other agencies has been providing food, water and non food items.

In late February (27th) Uganda declared itself free from the deadly Ebola virus. However the quarantining of newly arrived refugees at the transit camp in Lokichoggio continues for new arrivals from south Sudan.