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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 ...
  • "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...
  • "United Drama for Peace" project launched in Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 14 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    United Drama for Peace, a group of refugee youth drawn together by their love for theatre and drama has taken ‪in Kakuma‬ Camp by storm. The youth who come from various nationalities started the drama club in 2013 to promote peaceful coexistence in the camp through community theatre. They have been...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Excellent performance at school of refugees students in Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 19 Jan 2015 (7 years ago )
    The 2014 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results released by the Ministry of Education showed very encouraging performance by refugee candidates in Kakuma with schools registering above average mean score of 259 out of 500. Of the 1,467 candidates who sat the exam, 1300(340 female, 960...
  • Installation of 13km water pipeline from Kakuma to Kalobeyei

    news UNHCR, 20 Feb 2017 (4 years ago )
    The installation of a 13 km water pipeline from Kakuma to Kalobeyei settlement will ensure that over 22,000 refugees and Kalobeyei host community have access to clean water and stimulate economic growth and self-reliance for refugees through agriculture. 3 boreholes with a combined output of 114,000...
  • 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...
  • New arrivals from South Sudan surpass the 20,000 mark

    news UNHCR, 28 Feb 2014 (7 years ago )
    20,156 South Sudanese asylum seekers have so far been received in Kakuma camp since the influx began. Within the last week of February, 1,690 new arrivals were received and transported from Nadapal border. The total estimated camp population now stands at 149,365, just 635 persons short of the 1...
  • 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...