At 40°C under the sun, in the middle of the desert, hundreds of refugees in Kenya are the target of hate and violence because of who they are and who they love, and they live in fear. They need to be relocated to a country where loving is not a crime. Sign the petition and call on your government to provide relocation for LGBTI refugees, and to speak out against hate in Kenya.
What if you had to flee your home because of who you are or who you love? For thousands of people, this is the reality they face. Many of them are forced to flee their homes in search of safety and security.
Kakuma refugee camp was established in 1992 to house more than 16,000 children who fled the war in Sudan. It is now one of the largest refugee camps in the world with 200,000 people living there. But for LGBTI people the camp is anything but a refuge.
Insults, attacks, and beatings by the camp residents are the constant in a context of homophobia, poverty, marginalization, and lack of help from the police. Life is almost impossible.
But there is still hope. Countries like the United States and Canada among others can welcome the LGBTI people of Kakuma, offer them protection, education, health, and job opportunities to develop and live a life free of violence.
Sign the petition and call on your government to provide relocation for LGBTI refugees, and to speak out against hate in Kenya.