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Displaced but not misplaced

Several men sit pensively waiting for their turn on the barber’s chair. Hair will be cut. Beards will be shaved. Some will opt for a mohawk. Others will settle for a complete bald look. We are in Kakuma refugee camp number three in Turkana West sub-county in the north of Kenya. In the barbershop of […]

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South Sudan Peace promoters receive bicycles

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. During the official handover of the bicycles at the Payam offices, […]

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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. But not all was lost because of the heroic act of one man – Joseph […]

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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. A capable staff of three led by Nurse Sibango, the in-charge […]

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Women group in Kakuma set up unique eatery

When Faraja Kujirabwinja, a former employee of an NGO in Kakuma Refugee camp, Turkana County, child got sick, she did not expect that it would come along with many challenges. She worked as a peace facilitator under peace and conflict resolution unit. “My child was hospitalised for a long period; and as a result I […]