|Daijo TSUCHIKAWA (to the left), an AAR staff, interviewing the refugees. (March 12th, 2014)|
Kakuma Refugee Camp, which serves approximately 130,000 refugees, was set up in 1992, and AAR has been monitoring and supporting this Camp as of this February. With the drastic increase in the number of refugees from South Sudan since December 2013, this Camp is close to exceeding its capacity. There is a shortage of daily necessities, such as water, food, tents, and clothes ; the need for water is the most urgent.
Torrential rains have prevented UN organizations from delivering drinking water to Kakuma Refugee Camp by water truck. As the result there are shortages of safe drinking water and more and more people in the Camp are being forced to drink the water from dirty puddles. There is growing concern about the worsening of sanitary conditions within the Camp.
|After a long journey, refugees arrived at Kakuma Refugee Camp exhausted, to find there was no place to rest - all the tents were flooded. They had to relocate to another place. (March 14th, 2014)|
|Because of the torrential rains, all the roads were muddy, making it impossible for a water truck to reach the Camp.|
Voice of a refugee: “A Friend Fleeing With Me Was Shot Dead”
|Ms. Martha Thod (25). Her husband died in June 2013. Her three children, who cannot be reached yet, are still in South Sudan. Martha lives with her brother in the Camp.|
“I’m not going to return to South Sudan. I would like my children to come to Kakuma Refugee Camp. I want to start my own business and have my children educated in Kenya.
|Inside the tent where Martha lives with her brother; They sleep on a mat laid on the ground. What you can see in the center of the picture is all her belongings. (November 24th, 2013)|