States and other actors involved in refugee protection must recognize the unique vulnerability and specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and gender-diverse (LGBTI) asylum-seekers and refugees
Many LGBT+ refugees say they are not safe in Kenya as discrimination against sexual minorities is prevalent
The refugees were arrested en masse near the headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in an upscale neighborhood of the Kenyan capital.
The U.N. moved about 200 LGBT+ refugees in December to the abandoned school on Nairobi's outskirts from the remote Kakuma camp where they were facing attacks
An ambitious new global partnership to accelerate inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people – the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality – was announced
LGBT+ refugees in Kenya on Friday accused the United Nations of failing to provide adequate shelter and protection after they were forced to flee attacks at a refugee camp and relocated to an abandoned school on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi.
Geoffrey Kasenene, a Ugandan refugee living in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northwestern Kenya.
To UNHCR’s credit, they have now moved over 200 refugees from Kakuma to Nairobi on an emergency basis.
Argentina and Brazil have become increasingly popular destinations for LGBT+ people seeking asylum
A group of LGBTIQ refugees who fled homophobic persecution to the notorious Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya have been viciously attacked, allegedly by the police.
LGBT+ refugees said they were assaulted by locals and fellow refugees in Kenya's Kakuma camp
Whilst we must work tirelessly for better protection of the human rights of LGBTI persons, we also need to be mindful and understanding of the fact that sometimes they have no other choice but to flee and seek safety outside their own states.