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 since we live in a dire situation within the camp due to prevailing consistent persecutions. And due to the reality fact that Kenya being a relatively homophobic country that can't acknowledge gay marriage activities, integration Isn't of a better solutions since we share compounds and Societies with native inhabitants like the Turkana people who have failed to leave in peace with us basing on our sexual orientation. We can't either be repatriated back to countries where we ran from due to our security consciousness.
INJUSTICE. Has been proven in public by police officers, beating transgenders in a UN car, they know they can't be accused. Thank God we have this evidence because many times they have been avoiding our cameras when beating us.
In conclusion, we seek for equality, a better and safe place for our staying.