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Together we build a rehabilitation center for disabled refugees

Supporting the Displaced Populations/Refugees
Kenya

Kakuma Refugee Camp hosts more than 180,000 uprooted refugees who have fled wars and persecutions in neighboring countries. It is a massive 12 sq km camp, with 4 structured districts, 19 primary schools, and a hospital.

Enfants dans le camp de réfugiés de Kakuma/ Children in the Kakuma refugees camp

Enfants dans le camp de réfugiés de Kakuma/ Children in the Kakuma refugees camp | © E.Cartuyvels/Handicap International

Kakuma Refugee Camp hosts more than 180,000 uprooted refugees who have fled wars and persecutions in neighboring countries. It is a massive 12 sq km camp, with 4 structured districts, 19 primary schools, and a hospital.

In 2014 Humanity & Inclusion, jointly with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, decided to set up a temporary rehabilitation center to assist the many victims with disabilities.

Today, this temporary tent is insufficient to meet the needs of disabled refugees living in Kakuma. Moreover, the tent is often uprooted by strong winds or inaccessible when it rains.

There is an urgent need to build a permanent rehabilitation center and a workshop to provide appropriate long-term support to disabled refugees.

Together, we will support the victims in the long-term. Together, we will bring back hope.

 

 

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Hope at Last: Malyun's Story in Kenya
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Hope at Last: Malyun's Story in Kenya

Malyun, now 18, grew up in Somalia. At the age of five, she was playing with her friends in a field near her home when she swallowed an unknown metal fragment. She immediately fell to the ground. When her father came to her aid, he tried to hold her hand to make her stand, but her legs would not hold. The family sought medical treatment in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, but all treatments failed. They were then sent to Kenya for further specialist treatment. It was on arrival at the hospital that Malyun was diagnosed with lower limb paralysis.

Accessing education, against all odds
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Accessing education, against all odds

Kassim Mohammed, 14, is a Somali refugee living in Dagahaley camp in Daadab, Kenya. His daily life is not always easy, but Kassim also faces a different situation from other refugees his age, as he is visually impaired and has a disability in one leg! Despite this, Kassim shows determination and goes to school every day, where he is now in grade 7.

Living with paralysis, Imani opens store in refugee camp
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Living with paralysis, Imani opens store in refugee camp

Imani, 29, lives with her mother and five siblings in Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, she had to flee the country because of numerous raids against her tribe. Unfortunately, during her journey she was involved in a traffic accident that caused a spinal cord injury, paralyzing both her legs.