ADDED ON: 12/15/2018

U.N. moves LGBT+ refugees to safe houses after Kenya camp attacks

12/14/2018 | Citizen TV

LGBT+ refugees in Kenya’s remote Kakuma camp are being moved to safe houses in Nairobi after they were attacked when protesting for greater protection, the United Nations said on Thursday. The refugees said they were assaulted by locals and fellow refugees outside the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) office while protesting about rising homophobic attacks in recent months where LGBT+ members were beaten and their shelters set alight. The latest attack happened on Tuesday in sprawling Kakuma camp in Kenya’s northwestern Turkana county, home to at least 180,000 refugees from more than 10 countries. The refugees said they were beaten with wooden sticks and iron bars and about 20 people were injured.


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