Magazine article Anglican Journal

Raphael's Canadian Tour

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Raphael's Canadian Tour

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Raphael Nyabala is the director of the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, one of the largest in the world. Nearly 150,000 refugees now call Kakuma home, in a camp designed to accommodate 75,000. PWRDF has been a partner in the Kakuma camp for many years, and this year brought Raphael to Canada to speak about the good work of the camp to Anglicans from across the country.

During his time in Canada, Raphael visited Squaamish, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina and Toronto and spoke to hundreds of people at events including the KA1ROS Intergenerational Gathering "Elements of Justice" and the PWRDF Board of Directors and Diocesan Representatives' National Gathering. While in Canada he had the chance to meet with a number of former refugees who had spent time in Kakuma; some of whom he knew. He observed that while Canadians have welcomed refugees with open arms, Canada is a challenging, sometimes difficult place for refugees to settle and build a new life. …

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