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The first-ever TEDx event in a refugee camp will take place in a small town in northwest Kenya.
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The Stream (@AJStream) tweeted at 6:00 AM – 7 Jun 2018 :
#TedxKakumaCamp speakers will touch on everything from women’s rights to refugees in sports. What do you think will be the biggest takeaway from the first Ted Talk hosted in a refugee camp?
Melissa Fleming (@melissarfleming) tweeted at 4:25 AM – 16 Jun 2018 :
#TEDxKakumaCamp showed how given a stage, refugees can shine. And how given opportunity, they can thrive.
I can’t wait to share their individual @TEDx talks with you in the coming weeks, and join the discussion on how we transform the ideas into reality.
Melissa Fleming (@melissarfleming) tweeted at 5:26 AM – 19 Jun 2018 :
“The figure of refugees + displaced is increasing, but the response to this crisis should be not to panic. Not to shut down borders and ports but to work together to find solutions. If this happens, the problem will be manageable.”
#WithRefugees https://t.co/KsahTJnrQU (http://twitter.com/melissarfleming/status/1009034806464794624?s=17)
SDG2030 (@SDG2030) tweeted at 6:55 PM on Mon, Jun 18, 2018:
@sonakshisinha @UNinIndia https://t.co/QsvALpCUVG
Kakuma is a town in northwestern Turkana County, Kenya. It is the site of a UNHCRrefugee camp, established in 1969. The population of Kakuma town was 60,000 in 2014, having grown from around 8,000 in 1990. In 1991, the camp was established to host unaccompanied minors who had fled the war in Sudan and came walking from camps in Ethiopia.
Kakuma is situated in the second poorest region in Kenya and as a result of this poverty, there are ongoing tensions between the refugees and the local community that has occasionally resulted in violence. Compared to the wider region, the Kakuma camp has better health facilities and a higher percentage of children in full-time education, which resulted in a general notion that the refugees were better off than the locals. The host community is composed largely of nomadic pastoralists who stick to their traditions and don’t co-operate with refugees. Camp is becoming a normal part of the regional socio-economic landscape and a part of livelihood options available in the region. Kakuma is one of two large refugee camps in Kenya; the second and bigger one is Dadaab.
Malnutrition, communicable disease outbreaks, and malaria are all ongoing problems, while donor support has faltered due to conflicts in other parts of the world. Many people in Kakuma are long-term refugees, living in hopelesness and desperation. The situation is particularly bad for young people. Many of the refugees hope to leave Kakuma for third country resettlement in another country. For example, the “Lost Boys of Sudan” were a special group who were resettled from the camp to the United States.
Melissa Fleming (@melissarfleming) tweeted at 5:24 AM on Thu, Aug 16, 2018:
We brought Mary to share her remarkable story on the #TEDxKakumaCamp stage and now you can hear it to!: https://t.co/UmOutKY0lY
my first memory of camp.. the sound of silence.. no bombing
in the mentality of my community.. only the boychild counted
i came back to the camp to take care of my siblings.. i never felt so stuck
i was able to receive a b- .. clap
the devastation mary is talking about is deeper than ed.. ed is perpetuating it
educating a girl will create equal societies.. and refugees
the winners of today are the losers of yesterday who never gave up
ed creates equal and fair terms for everyone to make it.. it’s about discovering our talents/destiny
we can do better..
turn tears of loss into a passion for peace.. ed heals.. the school environ gives you a focus to focus ahead.. when you doing math.. you forget the violence back home
so.. math as coping skill.. we can do better.. we must
getting back to an undisturbed ecosystem
via gershenfeld something else law.. beyond coping