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To the Government of Kenya
Introduction: Why Refugees Come to Nairobi
Unsafe Housing or Lack of Housing: Fear, Attacks, Robberies, and Rapes
Introduction: Why Refugees Come to Kampala
Inadequate Humanitarian Assistance in Camps
This report was written by Alison Parker, acting director of refugee policy at Human Rights Watch. The report is based on field research in Kenya conducted by Alison Parker from April 2, 2002 to April 6, 2002 and from April 16, 2002 to April 24, 2002. It is also based on field research in Uganda conducted by Alison Parker and Juliane Kippenberg, Human Rights Watch Africa Division NGO liaison, from April 7, 2002 to April 16, 2002. Additional research assistance was provided by Ruth Allen, Karen Barnes, and David Burkoff, interns to the refugee policy program. Rachael Reilly, refugee policy director; Peter Takirambudde, director of the Africa Division; Binaifer Nowrojee, counsel to the Africa Division, Juliane Kippenberg, Africa Division NGO liaison, Jemera Rone, senior researcher, Suliman Baldo, senior researcher, Alison des Forges, senior researcher, Michael Bochenek, counsel to the Children's Rights Division; Widney Brown, advocacy director of the Women's Rights Division; Ian Gorvin, consultant to the Program Office, and Jim Ross, senior legal advisor, edited the report. Production assistance was provided by Solome Lemma, associate to the refugee policy division, Veronica Matushaj, photo editor; and Patrick Minges, publications director.
Human Rights Watch would like to thank the Leonard H. Sandler Fellowship Program, the Oak Foundation, and the Ford Foundation for their generous support of this project. Human Rights Watch is also indebted to UNHCR, Goal, the Jesuit Refugee Service, the Refugee Consortium of Kenya, the Refugee Law Project, government officials, and numerous private citizens of Nairobi and Kampala who generously assisted us in the course of our field research.