I recently discovered a new website called Kakuma News Reflector or KANERA. KANERA is an online newsletter written by refugees in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya about encampment and human rights. Kakuma refugee camp was established in 1992 for Sudanese refugees. However, over the years, it has been expanded to house refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Uganda, and Rwanda and has a population of just under 50,000 people.
This website was established by concerned journalists who “hold that a free press is one of the most effective means of human rights awareness,” and that this is part of a broader effort “to re-conceptualize refugee affairs from the ground up.” KANERA is a great new resource for those who want to really understand the human and policy implications of being a refugee.