Tag Archive | LGBT+ refugees

UN to boost LGBT+ security after deadly arson attack at Kenya camp

UN to boost LGBT+ security after deadly arson attack at Kenya camp

LGBT+ refugees at the Kakuma camp have repeatedly complained about their safety in recent years, citing numerous attacks by other residents and local people Security will be beefed up for LGBT+ people living in a Kenyan refugee camp, a UN official said on Tuesday, following the death of a gay man who was set alight, […]

Kenya: LGBT+ refugees call on UN for safe space after camp attacks

Kenya: LGBT+ refugees call on UN for safe space after camp attacks

LGBT+ people living in a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya urged UN officials on Friday to move them to a safer area, following a series of homophobic attacks by other residents and locals. The refugees, who come from countries including Uganda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, said a section of the Kakuma camp, […]

Kenya: Dozens of LGBT+ refugees fall sick at UN shelter

Kenya: Dozens of LGBT+ refugees fall sick at UN shelter

Dozens of LGBT+ refugees living in a shelter run by the United Nations in Kenya were taken to hospital after falling sick on Thursday, days after they complained of overcrowding and poor sanitation at the facility. About 40 refugees – including three children – were treated at a hospital on the outskirts of Nairobi after […]

Kenya: LGBT+ refugees accuse UN of failing them

Kenya: LGBT+ refugees accuse UN of failing them

LGBT+ refugees in Kenya on Friday accused the United Nations of failing to provide adequate shelter and protection, after they were forced to flee attacks at a refugee camp, and relocated to an abandoned school on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) moved around 200 refugees – mostly from Uganda […]