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COVID-19 Emergency Food for LGBTQI Refugees in Kakuma Camp

African Human Rights Coalition (AHRC) would like to thank all partners, donors and refugees involved in the various COVID-19 emergency related food and sanitization distributions at Kakuma Camp during April and May.

Ongoing link to further donations for the COVID-19 Emergency Response is HERE. In a well-planned and coordinated effort, African Human Rights Coalition (AHRC) in partnership with ALLOUT and REFCEA, delivered hundreds of pounds of food and supplies to over 250 LGBTQI refugees in Kakuma Camp Kenya. The distribution was facilitated through agents on the ground, reporting back the success of the initiative.

The planning for the initiative and fundraising campaign, through the auspices of ALLOUT commenced in March, at a time when we realized that COVID-19 was making its way toward the African continent and that the country would go under curfew and lockdown. Together with these partners and donors we were able to jump into action as soon as UNHCR reached out publicly, noting its concerns and funding shortages.

At its best Kakuma Camp provides only rationed food to refugees who often do not see more than one small meal a day. We are hoping to ramp up the food deliveries as well as livelihood programs even beyond the COVID-19 emergency response. This emergency relief will extend to the month of June, as we plan another distribution:

Ongoing link to further donations for the COVID-19 Emergency Response is HERE.

In addition together with the Coalition, we were also able to respond to Nairobi LGBTQI evictions as a matter of urgency and are now seeking a way to replenish the emergency fund, as we anticipate more evictions may occur as a result of urban refugees losing their current work.

We would like to thank the Kenyan Government for the police protection offered during this volatile and challenging time as well as UNHCR for their continued protection. We need all the help we can get:

DONATIONS TO African HRC for operations - advocacy work toward livelihood programs and resettlement : DONATIONS TO ALLOUT FOR COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE HERE

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