UNHCR launched the LuQULuQu campaign on 16th November 2017. The campaign runs in Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Cote d’ Ivoire and Senegal. It promotes principles of shared responsibilities, resources and caring for one another.
Philip Ondari stated that there are 65.6 Million displaced in the world. 20.2 million of them are from Africa, and Kenya hosts a half a million of them. 78% of the Kenyan refugees are women and children and 57% are under the age of 18.
Yvonne Ndege, UNHCR Kenya spokesman said the campaign aims to provide a local solution to the increasing Africa refugee crisis. She stated that Africa so far has received 35 percent of critical funding to assist refugees and the asylum seekers. She explained that the reason of drop in the funding for Africa majorly has been due to increase in displacement crises in the world.
The LuQuLuQu campaign targets to demonstrate that Africans can play a transformative role in changing the lives of refugees. The campaign will engage citizens and corporate organizations to co-create with the UN Refugee Agency. Kenyan influencers promoting the campaign are Amina Abdi, Mercy Masika and Pinky Ghelani. LuQuLuQu campaign aims to be a self sustaining, one of self reliance and empowerment.
The LuQuLuQu campaign will use strength in numbers to provide sustainable livelihood to the refugees. The campaign will give shelter, promote healthcare, assist in education and provide economic empowerment that will enable self-reliance to the refugees.
You can promote the LuQuLuQu campaign through the social campaign #doitLuquLuQu .
You can sign up on www.luquluqu.org
Online donations are made to donate.unhcr.org/LuQuLuQu .
Mpesa donations are made through
- Mpesa Menu
- Paybill number 329378
- Account : LuQuLuQu
- Enter amount .