Traveling and Signs

by Ian Maclellan

working on writing something more significant about kakuma camp… till that post here is one about traveling and signs, both crazy parts of kakuma.

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The nice road from Lodwar to Kakuma. Sticking your camera out of a speeding matatu never stops being fun

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So close to Sudan… but my parents wouldn’t be happy to hear I crossed the border so I stayed away.

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The airstrip in Lodwar where most of the NGO workers and some of the food and other resources for Kakuma camp come through. Lokichogio is also a big hub for people visiting the camp. There used to be a an operating airstrip in Kakuma, but it had to close because of potholes.

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A boda boda driver in Kakuma camp.

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I don’t really understand why this sign was in the camp, but was told that it had something to do with teaching refugees about landmine safety in case they go home.

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I’m not sure that a giant condom with scientists and other professionals inside is the best way to teach kids about HIV/AIDS awareness, but until I come up with a better sign, this still stands.

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A dead bus a few hundred meters from the camp entrance.