Showing posts from February, 2018

Transgender Refugees Protest Increased insecurities, Poor housing & lack of food

By Mbaziira .M.TRANSGENDERS MATCH AT THE UNHCR COMPOUND IN ORDER TO ADDRESS AGAIN THERE ENDLESS INSECURITIES, POOR HOUSING FACILITIES, FOOD INSECURITY AND LONG WAITING RESETTLEMENT PROCESS.Insecurities, and food are the major problems that has led  the trek at the UNHCR. Transgender's are not allowed to work, they are not given a chance of employment in organizations around the camp which has led to poverty resulting in food crisis due to lack of money.
The World Food Program announced the cutback of food on 2nd October 2017, since then we are facing famine in the camp.INSECURITIES. Are becoming the order of the day. Almost all transgenders have been beaten by the homophobic people, but none cares. Heterosexuals in the camp have totally refused to identify and acknowledge our sexual orientation which has always proved to be a threat to our long stay within the camp. LONG AWAITING PROCESSING BY THE UNHCR. To grant the vulnerable LGBTI refugee status and resettlement priorities sin…

UNHCR has abandoned us - Nairobi Refugees

Make shift carton boxes double up as the walls of their homes and bedding. This is the case in parts of Westlands, Nairobi, where more than 20 refugees have converted culverts and spaces beneath flyovers into make-shift homes. They stay there while waiting for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to decide their fate. The Star has followed the families for more than four months, some of their stories turning from ones of hope to gloom, and then desperation. They have lost hope that the UNHCR will help them and fear violence will be meted on them because of the belief that they are an embarrassment. The head of protection at UNHCR's office in Westlands turned down interviews on the matter while other officials remained tight-lipped. Rose (real name withheld) says: "We are in limbo because we don't have money to give as bribes for our cases to be fast-tracked." She says she fled Congo and settled in Kakuma, before leaving for Nairobi for safety, after her partner s…