Refugee families left homeless after winds destroy houses at Kakuma camp
Many refugee families were left homeless last week after their houses were destroyed by a strong wind at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.
Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Friday, several Sudanese and South Sudanese refugees said strong winds that hit the camp last week have left a trail of destruction leaving many in the open and desperate for shelter.
The head of Kakuma camp 3, Faisal Hussein said winds destroyed at least 19 homes and a church in his area on Monday last week. He said the refugees, now living in the open, urgently need support.
Abraham Machiek, a South Sudanese refugee living in Kakuma, said winds destroyed 83 homes in his area.
Established in 1991 under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Kakuma refugee camp, which is located at Kenya’s border with South Sudan, is home to approximately 165,000 refugees and asylum seekers of over 18 different nationalities.