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Refugees in Kenya strike to turn international attention to Darfur

March 28 - 2011 kakuma camp

Refugees in Kakuma camp in Kenya organize a strike on Wednesday the 30th of March to raise attention for the deteriorating situation in Darfur. The strike includes putting off candles for a week. An official for the youth service in the camp, Mohammed Abdullah Anas invited all the refugees of the neighboring camps, the displaced people, humanitarian activists and other Sudanese to participate. The goal of the action is to turn the attention of the international community to Darfur where people are still being killed or are dying of hunger and sickness. Anas told Radio Dabanga that they are planning to start small and develop it to something bigger if nothing happens over time.

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