The problems faced by Ugandan refugees in, what for many, is the only option available – fleeing to Kenya. Unfortunately life there is still very challenging.
While Failing to Note that the Choices are Few to None!
By Melanie Nathan, November 09, 2015.
Here is a BBC TV report for which I provided consultation. I have posted the BBC transcript report here. The TV version with pictures can be seen on the BBC website. The report while a great expose, leaves out some important points. While in fact life in Kenya for LGBT refugees is hostile and extremely difficult, one cannot lose sight of the fact that it is one of the only options available to Ugandan LGBT people to leave Uganda. The first wave of Ugandan refugees to arrive in Kenya were resettled abroad in a record period of under 8 months. Many heterosexual refugees who have waited ten years or more are still not resettled abroad.
However the fast process for the initial LGBT refugees was a result of serious security considerations by UNHCR…
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