A possie in Aussie

January 13, 2009

Kakuma bloggers

Filed under: refugee — Nayano @ 6:25 am
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The first edition of Kakuma News Reflector – A Refugee Free Press has appeared. This blog gives news about Kakuma, home to over 53,000 African refugees, and the location from where most of the Sudanese who I work with now in South Australia came from – many after being there 10 or more years.

Until now the only Kakuma camp news has come through UNHCR.

The first edition covers topics as diverse as water “Water in Kakuma Refugee Camp is the most critical basic need to be unfairly distributed, yet people in the camp face this problem time and again.” and child workers

One post discusses discipline of children , an issue for refugees settling in Australia where physical punishment is frowned on and sanctioned.

“ I wonder how one can explain to an African parent—who grew up knowing spanking as the only way to correct a child—that it is wrong to do so because every child has a right not to be hit and to be talked to with love. I recently witnessed a scenario in which a mother refused to feed and clothe her child because he was naughty, commanding him to go to the Child Right’s Office at Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to be catered for”.

For more about Sudanese in Australia see A stab in the dark

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3 Comments »

  1. […] Thanks to all the bloggers who tell their stories from the midst of warzones, and tell the truth from the refugee camp of Kakuma. […]

    Pingback by Victoria burns « A possie in Aussie — February 9, 2009 @ 7:41 am | Reply

  2. I found you site very informative and rational. In the world of injustice and full of prejudicy it is really very touching to read such balanced and unbaised articles on your website. keep doing the good jobs you are doing now.

    Comment by Zewdu — February 10, 2009 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

    • Thank you very much. You couldn’t have given a better compliment!
      Please keep visiting and commenting – and tell your friends.
      Thanks!

      Comment by nayano — February 11, 2009 @ 7:17 am | Reply


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