Xmas Attack Against LGBTQI Refugees in Kakuma

It is Xmas day. Two nights ago, while asleep for the first time in their new shelters at Kakuma in Kenya, LGBTI refugees were attacked and robbed. They were told to flee or they would be killed. Some ran for the bushes with 2 still missing and approximately 47 others risked camping outside the Reception Center in the hope that they may finally receive some real protection and security. Two refugees were arrested while allegedly trying to obtain water in an non-permitted zone. At the time of writing this, and after several requests for urgent attention during holiday time, other than receiving food as orchestrated by Marc Cohen of African Human Rights Coalition (African HRC), we have yet to

US Ambassador Recalled after Zambians Sentenced to 15 Years for being GAY

The president of Zambia issued an official complaint to the United States over remarks its ambassador made after a homosexual couple were jailed for 15 years in the African country. The U.S. ambassador to Zambia, Daniel Foote, said in a statement he was “personally horrified” to read about the sentencing of Japhet Chataba and Steven Samba last week. However he also complained about corruption in Zambia. According to Daily Beast: Speaking to Sky News, Zambian President Edgar Lungu warned of a breakdown in relations between Zambia and the U.S. unless the remarks were withdrawn. Lungu told the network: “We are saying no to homosexuality. Why should we say we are going to be civilized if we allo

Amidst Raids Arrests at Kakuma UNHCR Responds with Update

First and foremost, we would like to thank those who engaged with our UNHCR colleagues and partners in constructive discussions during the meeting that took place last month in Brussels. We would also like to give you a brief update on the situation in the reception centre in Kakuma and on the movement of refugees and asylum-seekers who recently requested to travel from Nairobi to Kakuma. In mid-November, over the course of two days, around 55 refugees and asylum-seekers with an LGBTI profile living in Nairobi approached the Refugee Affairs Secretariat for issuance of movement passes to travel to Kakuma. Given the possible protection risks for such a large group and the necessity to make ade

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What follows are links to the articles written by Melanie Nathan, Executive Director of African HRC on her Advocacy BLOG - www.OBLOGDEE.BLOG - for October and November 2019: Decriminalized Botswana Holds Inaugural Pride in Gabarone December 1, 2019 Hey World- check this out – PRIDE in Botswana is now OUT in the open and does not mean a Safari or a Pride of Lions! Welcome to Gaborone Pride in Botswana. In the wake of this years’ historic decriminalization of homosexuality, Botswana’s gay community held its inaugural Pride in Gabarone. Here are the pictures … More Decriminalized Botswana Holds Inaugural Pride in Gabarone - read MORE History Made as Transgender Woman Awarded Damages by Zimbab

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