Ugandan LGBTI refugees protest treatment in Kenya

12 Mar

LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya

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Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya (Photo courtesy of MaryknollSociety,org) Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya (Photo courtesy of MaryknollSociety,org)

LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya protested today at the Nairobi office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees, seeking  improved human services, interviews, resettlement and, until then, protection from homophobic attacks.

Kuchu Times reported:

LGBTI refugees camping at UNHCR after delivering demands in a protest

Kakuma refugee camp (Photo courtesy of ephremian.wordpress.com)) Kakuma refugee camp (Photo courtesy of ephremian.wordpress.com))

Ugandan LGBTI refugees from Kakuma camp and parts of Nairobi Kenya protested outside the UNHCR offices in the Nairobi capital of Kenya on Wednesday the 11th of March and delivered a set of demands.The protest turned rowdy when UNHCR staff called police who dispersed the refugees.However that did not deter the determined refugees from reading out their demands. As of 12am this morning more than 35 refugees are sleeping over until their demands are taken care of.

This is a related O-Blog-Dee blog report, dated March 9, with an…

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