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JOIN KENYAN FILMMAKERS IN THIS CAMPAIGN TO CLOTHE THE LESS FORTUNATE

Gerald Langiri
February 26 / 2014

FilmAid has started a campaign to assist the asylum seekers and refugees who have arrived at the Kakuma refugee camp from the war torn South Sudan. A majority are children and women who barely have anything apart from their most prized possessions or in most cases whatever they managed to grab when war erupted. We are calling this campaign, #ClotheThemWithDignity.

As of 19th February 2014, Kakuma had received 18,466 refugees from Southern Sudan and the numbers are expected to rise day by day. On average the Refugee Camp is receiving between 200-500 refugees daily. While the aid organizations within the operation have mobilized resources to avail food, shelter, water, medical care and counseling within the humanitarian standards of operation, they are overstretched and cannot afford to provide clothing to the growing number of refugees.

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The lack of clothes presents serious protection concerns for these people, and it is therefore important to provide the much-needed assistance soonest. If you have any clothes and shoes or any other item you would like to donate, kindly drop them at the FilmAid Office 3 Riara Mansions, Riara Road behind Nakumatt junction or at the CBD at the Kenya Railway Club.

Kindly donate and ask others to do so. Remember, for the few or many images you see of refugees in the media currently, “IT IS MOST LIKELY THAT THOSE ARE THE ONLY CLOTHES THEY OWN.” Lets   ?#‎ClotheThemWithDignity.

To learn more about the clothes drive, contact the field manager ,Anthony Muteru FILMAID - KAKUMA on 0722540833 or email amuteru@filmaid.org

For drop offs at the CBD: Kenya Railway Club you can contact Linus Kiprop on 0721-964651 or FilmAid Nairobi office at 3 Riara Mansions, Riara road located behind Nakumatt Junction.

Campaign ends on 25th March 2014.

About Film Aid

FilmAid International is a non-profit humanitarian organization that uses film to educate and entertain displaced people around the world. FilmAid was founded during the Balkan crisis in 1999 by producer Caroline Baron (Capote, Monsoon Wedding) to assist with refugee communities in Macedonia suffering the effects of war, poverty, displacement and disaster. Since 1999, FilmAid has worked in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other global aid organizations to help bring information and training to more than two million people worldwide. FilmAid produces and distributes community-based films on public health and safety issues such as maternal health, HIV, cholera, gender-based violence and conflict resolution. Using inflatable screens and other ‘Mobile Cinema’ units, FilmAid screenings aims to overcome language and literacy boundaries. FilmAid currently works in Kenya, in the large refugee camps of Dadaab and Kakuma as well as informal settlements in Nairobi and Mombasa, with Burmese refugees in Thailand and also in Haiti. FilmAid is a global federation of nonprofit, charitable organizations. Members include FilmAid International (the founding organization), FilmAid Asia, FilmAid Kenya, and FilmAid U.K.

More about filmAid visit www.filmaid.org

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