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Posted by Jerotich Seii Houlding on January 23rd, 2013
When she learned last month that all refugees in Kenya’s cities were being ordered to relocate to camps, Mariam met the news with disbelief. She'd struggled to make a new home in Nairobi for her orphaned grandchildren. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on June 4th, 2012
Muggings are a common occurrence in the Eastleigh section of Nairobi, and targeted assaults against certain individuals—say, foreigners—even more so. When I say “foreigners,” I don’t mean expatriates. I mean refugees. more »
Posted by Jane Yang on April 17th, 2012
Adolescent girls in Hagadera face problems ranging from female genital mutilation to forced marriage and sexual violence. IRC-trained mentors are helping them develop confidence, social skills and economic acumen. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 13th, 2012
The word ‘refugee’ brings to mind rows of white tents spread over remote and dusty plains – today has made me think differently. I am in Nairobi, home to tens of thousands of refugees trying to survive and build a new life in Kenya’s sprawling capital. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 13th, 2010
I stepped off of a teeming street into Aamina’s apartment, where the floury, slightly sour scent of injera lingered in the air. A round stove, a small TV, and a set of bunk beds lined the teal-gray walls of the one-room flat that Aamina shares with her two children and two employees. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 10th, 2010
The IRC and our partner Kituo Cha Sheria are concerned that Kenyan police are indiscriminately raiding the homes of refugees and making random arrests of individuals suspected of being in Kenya illegally. more »