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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 […]

BeLonG To welcomes EU Court of Justice Decision Protecting the Rights of LGBTI Asylum Seekers‏

BeLonG To welcomes EU Court of Justice Decision Protecting the Rights of LGBTI Asylum Seekers‏

On Tuesday (December 2nd, 2014) the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that authorities, when verifying the sexual orientation of an asylum seeker, should always comply with the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. Welcoming the decision today Trina Tsai, Senior Youth Worker at BeLonG To supporting LGBT Refugees and Asylum Seekers said: