US$275.00raised of $7,500.00 goal goal
The COVID-19 outbreak has affected LGBTIQ+ refugees and asylum seekers living in Nairobi-Kenya, limiting their access to food and other essential necessities. Each day more and more LGBTIQ+ refugees call me for help- they need food, shelter, mandatory face masks while others have already been thrown out of their houses . Two days ago, 13Th April 2020, a member of LGBTI refugee Community in Nairobi Aneste Mweru committed suicide by hanging himself just meters away from UNHCR gate in Nairobi-Kenya. The deceased who had gone to UNHCR to seek help had called me a night before the horrific incident and told me about his situation. I other LGBTIQ refugee defenders have already been summoned by the police on charges on incitement in regard to Mweru's holliffic death. Such is the situation LGBTIQ+ refugees are in here in Nairobi- Kenya under COVID-19+ crisis.
We are seeking your support to respond to these extreme cases of vulnerabilities amongst our already depressed LGBTI refugee community.
The financial support we are seeking will be used to
- Purchase 150 food vouchers at $30 each for the most vulnerable members of our community
- Purchase and distribute alcohol-based hand sanitizers
- Purchase and distribute face masks to all our community members
- Help LGBTIQ refuges who have been evicted from their houses for lack of rent, to find temporary emergency shelter
- And many more urgent needs
CoVID-19 Emergency support for Rainbow Refugees in Kenya-UpdateUpdate posted by Moses Mbazira at 07:38 am
Due to the adverse effects of Corona and the subsequent lockdown, most rainbow refugees were sleeping very sad and hungry on empty stomachs. Many developed signs of malnutrition and others had started scavenging on rubbish hips in Muthurwa Market to chance on dropped oranges,mangoes and other fruits to eat and. . . . .
Thank you for your continued support! More help still neededUpdate posted by Moses Mbazira at 07:06 am
Friends and well wishers! Thank you for your donations and continued support. With the little funds raised sofar, we have been able to purchase and give out 15 food vouchers (Naivas Supermarket) @ 1000Kshs ($10) each. These vouchers have been donated to the most vulnerable LGBTIQ refugees from Kakuma now