Important Advisory for LGBTI Refugees at Kakuma Reception Center and Gate

AFRICAN HRC is comprised of ALL volunteers who are LGBTQI. We are a committed and trusted resource working for the betterment of LGBTQI communities, realizing that in the world of migrants and refugees options are very few, process is very slow, people are extremely vulnerable, often being taken advantage of, even by our own community. This is not to invoke mistrust, but rather to inform you that we are aware of frauds and instigators who cause harm to your situation and for that reason you are advised to FULLY and independently consider what is best for your own personal circumstances. We advise refugees and asylum seekers and all P.O.C. to fully co-operate and comply with the directives

Thanks to HIAS et al from African HRC for Winning Refugee Prelim Injunction against Trump Executive

Judge Blocks Executive Order Giving Veto Power to State and Local Officials in Refugee Resettlement Three faith-based resettlement agencies brought the challenge against the unprecedented order Today, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit HIAS v. Trump, in the United States District Court of Maryland, blocking an executive order that for the first time in the history of the U.S. refugee resettlement program gave state and local officials the power to veto resettlement in their jurisdictions. The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, three faith-based resettlement agencies, HIAS, Church World Service (CWS), and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service(LIRS), whose w

African HRC Advisory to Kakuma LGBTI Refugees at Gate & General Warnings Including Activists

Re: P.O.C. Kakuma Camp Jan 09, 2020 From: African Human Rights Coalition: A. To: POC/ Refugees at Kakuma Reception Center Gate 1. African HRC is reaching out to LGBTI Refugees/ P.O.C at Kakuma Reception Center and Gate and asking you to fully and peacefully cooperate with UNHCR for interviews and placement: 2. We have been assured by UNHCR that each individual will be privately interviewed and specially assessed by UNHCR, one by one and then you will receive a tailored solution to your needs. You will be assigned the best available placement/shelter/ services depending on your situation. YOU MUST take full advantage of this opportunity for yourself. 3. African HRC urges POC/ Refugees

LGBTI Refugee Statements to African HRC on XMAS Attacks at Kakuma

On December 21, 2019, over 40 refugees fled their new shelters and ran to the Kakuma Reception Center Gates after a targeted attack by Sudanese Community, where at reporting time they remain trapped with no access to food or water. African HRC has provided food for the past 12 days. The attack occurred on their first night in the shelters. The placement at this location- Kakuma 3 Block 8 and 9- was an apparent attempt by UNHCR to integrate the LGBTQI refugees into the camp among other refugee populations. The refugees, exiled from their home countries, were seeking protection from homophobic attacks, and their only resource for protection and security would be UNHCR and the Kenyan Governmen

Dangers Escalate for LGBTI Refugees at Kakuma Gate

Kenya proves it can no longer Host LGBTI Refugees due to Escalating Violence December 26, 2019 It is Xmas day. Two nights ago, while asleep for the first time in their new shelters at Kakuma Kenya, LGBTI refugees were attacked with sticks and fists. Terrified they were about to be killed, some ran for the bushes and 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 Afri

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