11 April 2007

Kakuma Revisited

Jeff Crisp of UNHCR's Policy Development and Evaluation Service (PDES) very kindly passed along the following references to supplement my earlier post on Kakuma refugee camp. They include, respectively, 1) studies that consider the overall situation in Kakuma, 2) evaluations of specific programmes implemented in the camp, and 3) further reading on research into the socio-economic aspects of life in Kakuma.

1. Overviews

Crisp, J., "A state of insecurity: the political economy of violence in refugee-populated areas of Kenya," New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 16 (1999) [text]

Jamal, A., Minimum standards and essential needs in a protracted refugee situation: A review of the UNHCR programme in Kakuma, Kenya (UNHCR, 2000) [text]

Princeton Refugee Initiative, Protracted Refugee Situations: A Case Analysis of Kakuma Camp, Kenya (Princeton University, 2005) [text]

2. Evaluations

Dube, A., and A. Koenig, Self-reliance and sustainable livelihoods for refugees in Dadaab and Kakuma camps (UNHCR & ILO, 2005) [text]

HIV/AIDS Unit, Behavioural Surveillance Surveys Among Refugees and Surrounding Host Population: Kakuma, Kenya (UNHCR, 2004) [text]

Ngugi, E., Assessment of HIV/AIDS Behaviour Change Communication Strategies Employed by NGOs in Kakuma Refugee Camp (UNHCR, 2002) [text]

Obura, A.P., Peace Education Programme in Dadaab and Kakuma, Kenya: Evaluation Summary (UNHCR, 2002) [text]

Phillips, J., "Challenges to the Effective Implmentation of Microfinance Programmes in Refugee Settings," Forced Migration Review 20 (2002) [text]

Phillips, J., Testimony before US Senate Subcommittee re. food assistance in Kakuma (2002) [text]

Sommers, M., Crossing Lines: "Magnets" and Mobility among Southern Sudanese - A final report of two assessment trips examining the impact and broader implications of a new teacher training center in the Kakuma refugee camps, Kenya (USAID, 2002) [text]

Sommers, M., "Peace Education and Refugee Youth," Chapter 4 in Learning for a Future: Refugee Education in Developing Countries (UNHCR, 2002) [text]

3. Research into Socio-economic Aspects (not available online)

Ohta, I., "Multiple Socio-Economic Relationships Improvised between the Turkana and Refugees in Kakuma Area, Northwestern Kenya," in Ohta, I. and Gebre, Y.S. (eds.), Displacement Risks in Africa: Refugees, Resettlers and their Host Population (Kyoto: Kyoto University Press, 2005) [contents] [conference report]

Perouse de Montclos, M.-A. and P.M. Kagwanja, "Refugee camps or cities? The socio-economics of the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern Kenya," Journal of Refugee Studies, Vol. 13, No. 2 (2000) [abstract]

Posted in Publications.

1 comment:

jim said...

You might also see my dissertation, based on research conducted in Kakuma from 2001-2002.

Governing "Lost Boys": Sudanese Refugees in a UNHCR Camp. 2004. University of Colorado at Boulder. PhD Dissertation.

James Schechter