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Report: How civil society organizations, governments and UNHCR can create better outcomes for LGBTQI+ refugees living in Kakuma Refugee Camp


Report: How civil society organizations, governments and UNHCR can create better outcomes for LGBTQI+ refugees living in Kakuma Refugee Camp Report: How civil society organizations, governments and UNHCR can create better outcomes for LGBTQI+ refugees living in Kakuma Refugee Camp

Rainbow Railroad and ORAM (Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration) conducted in-depth research into the conditions facing LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. The report provides much needed and previously lacking information on LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and refugees living in the camp – who they are, their experiences, the services they receive, the challenges they face and the opportunities they envision.

The report makes ten recommendations to civil society organizations, governments and UNHCR to support the LGBTQI+ community in Kakuma Refugee Camp. The recommendations aim to give civil society organizations and governments clear direction on how they can make the camp safer for LGBTQI+ people while at the same time emphasizing to governments and the UNHCR that resettlement to safer countries is essential.

Read the full report, below. Or, you can download a pdf version here.