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Children hold up an antenna to better receive the TEDx broadcast in Kakuma refugee camp. All photos: TEDx
15 Jun
“Rise and make the most of it”
Refugees, emergency response, Education, Kakuma, Event, Virtual Conference event, Digital Event
15 Jun
First TEDx talk in Kakuma refugee camp highlights talents and contributions of refugees
Rose Nathike Lokonyen at the Global Compact on refugees Consultation. Photo: LWF/ Peter Kenny
14 Jun
LWF refugee athlete tells UN to listen to refugees
Kakuma, refugee camps, Refugees, UNHCR, refugees protection, Advocacy, refugee camp, emergency, Lund
14 Jun
Olympic athlete and refugee from the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, where the LWF works, Rose Nathike Lokonyen’s story quickly drew the attention of the international participants at the 5th formal con
LWF receiving refugees at Lefori collection point, in Northern Uganda. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
28 Feb
South Sudan crisis set to become Africa’s largest
Refugees, War, South Sudan conflict, conflict, internally displaced people, displacement, Displaced Persons, Refugees. Displaced person, Kenya, Uganda, Kakuma, Ethiopia, South Sudan, South Sudan Crisis
28 Feb
The plight of refugees from South Sudan is set to become Africa’s largest refugee crisis, with the Lutheran World Federation on the frontline in South Sudan and the countries receiving the refugees, i
Abdi Abdullahi has come home. He is grateful to LWF for helping him gain the life experience that has enabled him to return to Somalia and serve his community. Photo: LWF/ Anne Wangari
20 Feb
LWF assists refugees returning to Somalia
Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, refugee, Kenya refugee camps, emergency, Somalia, Peace
20 Feb
A protracted refugee situation in Dadaab, Kenya, means, that many young people are born in the camp or grow up there.
Students from LWF’s Angelina-Jolie school in Kakuma refugee camp with tablets in computer class. Photo: LWF
25 Jan
Smart Communities in Kenya
Refugees, DWS Kenya-Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, information technology, refugee camps, emergency response, Children, Humanitarian Response, Kakuma, Kenya refugee camps
25 Jan
The Lutheran World Federation has joined a high-powered public-private coalition, who will introduce internet and mobile connectivity, access to clean, efficient energy, and digital financial tools fo
Khadija in her home. Photo: LWF Kenya-Djibouti
7 Nov
“Hagadera is my home now”
Elderly, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Women's Stories
7 Nov
Interview with a refugee in Dadaab
Students in the special needs’ education unit at Fashoda Primary School perform a traditional dance. Photo: LWF/Ann Kathure
2 Jun
Building a future with hope
DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kakuma, refugee
2 Jun
25 years of LWF’s refugee support at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya
LWF helped Anek to return to school and pursue higher education while caring for her child. Photo: LWF Kenya
14 Feb
LWF helps teenage mothers finish high school
refugee, Women, girls, gender-based violence, Education, DWS Kenya/Djibouti
14 Feb
Combining education and protection for girls in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya
New arrivals at the Ifo refugee camp receive an LWR baby kit as well as other non-food items as they are formally registered during the reception process in Dadaab, Kenya. The Ifo settlement is the oldest of the camps in Dadaab, dating back to the early 1990s. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/LWR (2011)
9 Feb
Kenyan court decision stops Dadaab closure
Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, Humanitarian Law, World Service, Refugees, Advocacy
9 Feb
“Basic principles of international humanitarian law upheld"
Dadaab refugee camp resident, Jinay, says it's time we It’s time we recognized elderly people as a resource in the community. Photo: LWF Kenya
2 Feb
A better place for the elderly
Refugees, Elderly, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, Aged care
2 Feb
LWF supports aged refugees in Dadaab camp, Kenya
Girls assemble in a school yard in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. Education is a focus of LWF work in the camp. Photo: LWF/Kenya
11 Jan
Transforming lives of refugee children
Kenya, Refugees, Children, students, Education, secondary school, Dadaab reugee camp
11 Jan
The challenge of providing primary education for all in Dadaab refugee camps
Rose Nathike Lokonyen in the chapel of the Ecumenical Center, where the LWF is based. Lokonyen will be one of the speakers at Malmö arena. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
30 Sep
Rose Nathike Lokonyen to speak at Malmö arena
Joint Commemoration, Joint Commemoration of the Reformation, Kakuma, Rose Nathike Lokonyen
30 Sep
Refugee athlete to give testimony at Ecumenical Commemoration
Dadaab is the world’s largest cluster of refugee camps, with a population of more than 350,000 people. At its Kambioos camp, LWF provides dedicated areas for girls that offer activities and protection. Photo: LWF
11 May
Kenya’s decision to end refugee hosting will increase risks for thousands
Dadaab, Kakuma, Kenya, Rev. Dr Martin Junge
11 May
LWF joins call to uphold the rights of refugees
If we ever get out of here, a documentary by filmmaker Marika Griehsel and Lollo Jarnebrink
21 Mar
"If we ever get out of here."
Kakuma, refugee, Refugees. Displaced person, DWS Kenya
21 Mar
A film documenting daily life inside the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya
Margaret Awak Aguer is mobbed and lifted by fellow students at Shambe Primary School after emerging as the best candidate in Kakuma Refugee camp in the 2015 KCPE with 400 out of a possible 500 marks © LWF Kakuma January 2016
12 Jan
Top marks for girl student in Kakuma refugee camp
DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kenya, Kakuma, refugee, Refugees. Displaced person
12 Jan
Primary exams in LWF schools in Kenya
Hassan and his carer in their shelter at the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. The LWF works to ease the burden for elderly in Dadaab. Photo: LWF Kenya
8 Jan
Special care for elderly refugees in Kenya
DWS Kenya, Dadaab, psychosocial support, Refugees. Displaced person
8 Jan
LWF Kenya provides relief goods, food and psychosocial support
Beatrice, centre, with her guardian and one of her brothers inside the tailoring shop that serves as the family’s source of livelihood. Photo: LWF Kenya-Djibouti (Kakuma Office)
19 Nov
A future beyond kiosk work
DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kenya
19 Nov
LWF Kenya helps child workers return to school
LWF staff member Fahima Ismail talks to Yemen refugees in the Markazi camp, near Obock town, during a LWF assessment of the needs of refugees. Photo: LWF/J. Macharia
20 Jul
Djibouti: Help for refugees from Yemen
Yemen conflict, refugee influx, Djibouti, DWS Kenya/Djibouti
20 Jul
“Extremely challenging conditions”
Graduates with diploma at the graduation ceremony. Photo: LWF/Kenya-Djibouti
6 Mar
“Educated Women are the Key to Development and Peace”
Refugees, Education
6 Mar
Teachers Graduate in Ali Addeh refugee camp, Djibouti
Simon Puot Poth is educating youth displaced by war in South Sudan. Photo: Paul Plett/CLWR
15 Jan
Education for South Sudanese refugees in Kakuma Camp
Kakuma, Education, Refugees, Refugees. Displaced person, DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kenya
15 Jan
“Fostering the Peace in Society”
Students in a Dadaab schoolroom. Photo: LWF/DWS Kenya-Djibouti
12 Dec
São Leopoldo Students Send Video, Letters to Children in Dadaab Refugee Camp
Refugees, Education
12 Dec
Extending a Tree of Friendship from Brazil to Kenya
Non-food items being readied for distribution to Kakuma residents affected by the flooding. Photo: LWF/DWS Kenya-Djibouti
29 Oct
LWF Emergency Assistance to Refugees in Kenya’s Flooded Kakuma Camp
Kakuma Flooding, Refugees, ACT Alliance, Water
29 Oct
ACT Alliance Response Fund to Provide Clean Water, Shelter, Food, Protection and Psychosocial Support
Queuing for distribution of non-food items in Kakuma. Photo: LWF/DWS Kenya-Djibouti
23 Oct
Kakuma Refugee Camp Resilient in the Midst of Flooding
Kakuma, Refugees, Kakuma Flooding, Refugees. Displaced person, DWS Kenya/Djibouti, Kenya
23 Oct
Nine Dead, Two Thousand Affected as River Overflows
NFIs from the LWF and partner organizations are ferried by boat to remote islands in Twic East County, South Sudan.  Photo: LWF South Sudan/George Taban
27 Jun
Food Insecurity in South Sudan, as LWF Seeks More Financial Support for Intervention
Refugees, Displaced Persons, Food Security, WASH, Livelihoods, Water, Education, South Sudan Crisis
27 Jun
Poor Response to Funding Appeals for Refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda