Refugees – Kenya
The Ugandan refugees have been facing a difficult period for two years, as it wasn’t enough living the trauma of being abandoned by their own family, friends, religion, community and govern. Today LGBT people asking asylum in Kenya as refugees, have to face the UNHCR’s implementing partner and the famous HIAS’ uncertainties.
Every year hundreds of people are forced to emigrate from Uganda to countries that are more tolerant as Kenya. Even with few resources, they start the travel to escape from discrimination’s violence. In the last few years, the problems with the residence permits granted by the UN have been increasing, also the funds to support these people are about to finish. It is a real emergency for the LGBT community that despite the sacrifices, it cannot leave peacefully. Hundreds of people seeking asylum in Kenya suffer every year a double threat: both from the community where they live, and from the organization that should grant them help.