Archive for September 24th, 2018


‘I’ll be the first farmer in my family’

School gardening takes root in Kenyan refugee settlement.

Dimiana is new to farming but she’s already an enthusiast. ©FAO/Sven G. Simonsen

24 September 2018 (FAO)* – Dimiana Nange Clement is a young refugee and a budding farmer.

The 11-year-old lives with her family in the Kalobeyei integrated settlement in northern Kenya. The settlement is adjacent to the Kakuma refugee camp, one of the largest such facilities in the world.

Families and schools here are increasingly turning to gardening as a source of better nutrition and a way to inspire youngsters like Dimiana, who comes from South Sudan.

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Syrian Boy Takes Incredible Path from Refugee to Red Carpet

Human Wrongs Watch

By Lisa Abou Khaled and Dalal Mawad in Beirut, Lebanon*

Zain Al Rafeaa’s childhood as a refugee in Beirut inspired his lead role in an award-winning movie, transporting him to the glitz of Cannes and beyond.

Syria child actor Zain Al Raffeaa, 13, poses for a portrait in Beirut, Lebanon.
© UNHCR/Dalal Mawad, producer, Houssam Hariri, camera/editor

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