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  • "Artists for Refugees" project launched in Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 24 Apr 2015 (6 years ago )
    “Artistes for Refugees” - a livelihoods project funded by UNHCR was officially launched on 20 April with the arrival of Henry Ohanga (commonly known as Octoppizzo), a leading rap musician in the country and Victor Ndula, a respected illustration artist/journalist. The two artistes arrived in Kakuma ...
  • United Drama Kakuma youth group kick off their project.

    news UNHCR, 15 May 2015 (6 years ago )
    On 11th May, the group "United Drama Kakuma" who won the global youth initiatives funds kicked started their project by having a training on Community Theater and Filming. The group is composed by different nationalities including representatives of the host community. The training will help them ...
  • Commemorations of the World Refugee Day 2015 in Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 26 Jun 2015 (6 years ago )
    On 20 June, Kakuma was the epicenter of World Refugee Day celebrations for the UNHCR operation in Kenya. The event, whose theme for this year was ‘Get to Know Refugees – People Like You and Me,’ was attended by thousands of refugees including the host community, National and County government offici...
  • "Clowns without Borders" performed in Kakuma for 3 weeks

    news UNHCR, 04 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    A team from Clowns without Borders USA is in Kakuma for three weeks (18 days). The NGO has partnered with UNHCR for the first time in Kenya, to bring the new initiative to the camp and entertain refugee children through live performances and trainings on circus arts and theatre. Clowns without Borde...
  • One killed along West Pokot- Turkana border as leaders call for peace

    news The Standard, 21 Jun 2017 (4 years ago )
    One person has been killed and about 500 cattle stolen by suspected bandits along the West Pokot-Turkana border. The Sunday incident sparked tension in Ompolion village, and passengers travelling from Kitale to Lodwar had to be escorted by police officers on the Lous-Kainuk stretch. West Pokot and T...
  • The British Football Premier League comes to Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 07 Apr 2016 (5 years ago )
    Premier Skills, a joint football program by the English Premier League and the British Council was in Kakuma from 21 to 23 March. The mission led by the Director of the British Council Kenya office met sports coaches from refugee and host community and conducted training sessions with them. They als...
  • Briquette project for refugees and host community launched in Turkana

    news UN-Habitat, 07 Jul 2017 (4 years ago )
    UN-Habitat in collaboration with World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) has launched a project for briquette production in Kalobeyei new refugee settlement and the host community in a commitment to address their energy needs improve access and increase availability of sustainable fuel. According to th...
  • Update on the influx of South Sudanese to Kakuma - as of 5th February 2014

    news UNHCR, 06 Feb 2014 (7 years ago )
    Current Situation: On 5th February, a total of 242 new arrivals were received from Nadapal border point. This is a significant decrease from yesterday’s figure of 470. It is not clear what is causing the fluctuation of the daily arrivals. Close monitoring of the daily arrivals has been ongoing sinc...
  • UNHCR marks the World AIDS Day in Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 05 Dec 2014 (7 years ago )
    On 1st December 2014, UNHCR in coordination with DRA, the Government and partner agencies joined refugees and the host community in marking World AIDS Day. The event was marked with various activities and performances such as song, dance, poems and skits that relayed key messages on the importance o...
  • International Women Day celebrated in Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 13 Mar 2015 (6 years ago )
    On 7 March 2015, refugee women led UNHCR and partner agencies to mark International Women’s Day. The event which is celebrated globally on 8 March was themed “Make It Happen” and was marked with lots of colorful performances. The Day is a celebration of women’s strength and achievements and an occas...