Sora - a female name from South Sudan, meaning revolution.
SORA - a revolution in global awareness. A revolution of knowledge

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REFUGEE CAMPS

Many Sudanese people enter refugee camps immmediately after they flee Sudan. These camps are usually run by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in conjunction with other non-governmental organisations. They aim to provide a safe stopping place for people who have fled Sudan for fear of persecution. Sudanese people can live in these camps for many years before they are offered a visa to enter another country.
The sites and articles below offer some insight into the experiences that Sudanese refugees have in these camps.

Articles


Burden of boredom in Kakuma refugee camp (webpage)

This article, from the Journal of Leisure Research, describes the emptiness of daily life in Kakuma refugee camp caused by the lack of opportunity for work and recreation. It finds that excessive free time is demoralising for people living in the camp. The dissertation focuses on women in particular. Although the authors only visited the camp for one day, the article provides a useful snapshot of life in Kakuma.




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