Group adopts modern farming method
In most cases, refugees are construed as needy and desperate and thus largely helpless. However, a farmers group in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Turkana County- known as ‘Umoja ni Nguvu’ (Unity is strength) - has defied this notion thanks to the introduction of modern farming technology.
Women group eatery gaining momentum
Grace Angelo believes refugees can empower themselves economically. Angelo, 40 a South-Sudanese is a single mother of three foster children. She came to Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya 25 years ago. She lived in the camp without a source of income for several years.
Peace committees from the five Bomas (villages) of Otogo Payam in Yei River County, South Sudan have often struggled to access many areas in their peace-building efforts. But this is set to change after they were given five new bicycles to facilitate their movement.
Generous elder supports school
When Ole Sere Primary school started, it had only 20 students who took their lessons under trees. But the devastating 1997 El Niño rains led to massive flooding of the area, sweeping with them the schooling dreams of many children.
Lusaka clinic launches services for host community
The clinic at Makeni Transit Centre in Lusaka, Zambia has been supporting refugees and asylum seekers since it was established five years ago. But starting this September, the facility, which is run by AAH Zambia, has started offering services to Zambian nationals as well.