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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.