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Visiting the Kakuma Refugee Camp



A great story from a man born in Kenya who goes back and visits the Kakuma Refugee Camp there.

Voices from the Field

On October 8, the first leg of the Road to Kakuma shipment was completed when our container arrived at the Port of Mombasa in Kenya. Thank you to all our supporters who have made this possible.

This summer CLWR staffer Derrick Nyamori returned to his native Kenya to visit friends and family. He took the opportunity to visit the Kakuma Refugee Camp to meet with Lutheran World Federation (LWF) staff and see first-hand how our shipment might help. He offers this report:

Arriving at Nairobi’s modest Wilson airport at the crack of dawn, about 20 of us were led into the plane that would take us to Kakuma. Initially it was a scenic flight, with dramatic terrain that features Mount Kenya. This slowly gave way to vast plains that seemed to get drier and sparser as we approached Kakuma. With the gravel airstrip in view, it was clear that the…

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  1. clwr says:

    Thanks for reblogging! Just want to point out that Derrick isn’t a refugee. (He grew up in Kenya but now lives in Canada.)

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