Posts Tagged “Somalia”

Lives in Translation: new play highlights inadequacy of asylum system #BelFest

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Lives in Translation: new play highlights inadequacy of asylum system #BelFest

Theatre can confront audiences with stories and people that they would normally not hear or see. Last night the premiere performance of a new play Lives in Translation took place in Belfast. The three-handed play tells the story of one Somali woman who fled from Mogadishu. Yet Asha does not escape from conflict. While she no longer…

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Preview – Lives in Translation – new play explores frustrations of asylum system #BelFest

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Preview – Lives in Translation – new play explores frustrations of asylum system #BelFest

Rosemary Jenkinson’s new play Lives in Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, a Somali who flees the conflict of her home, yet becomes trapped in a different form of struggle. She becomes suffocated in the bureaucracy of the asylum system and her reliance on translation which is both frustrating…

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Government of Kenya announce intention to close camps hosting 600,000 refugees

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Government of Kenya announce intention to close camps hosting 600,000 refugees

Around 600,000 refugees live in camps in Kenya. The Kenyan government have issued a statement announcing their intention to close the camps at Dadaab and Kakuma. They acknowledge that while some refugees have been in the country for almost twenty five years, Kenya has “continued to shoulder very heavy economic, security and environmental burden on…

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