Forgotten People

Today is World Refugee Day – a reminder of forgotten people.

Newspapers like to write “today we celebrate world refugee day” but really, there’s no reason to celebrate. Numbers of refugees – especially for climate reasons – will increase in the coming years and their chances for a better life are small. Continue reading

The Price of Our Roses

We love to give away flowers on any occasion. What we know little about is where the flowers are coming from. A little investigation.

“It is not about legal or illegal anymore, it is about what is ethical and what is unethical”, a lady says when describing the companies producing flowers in Kenya. The heavy use of water of the industry Continue reading

Refuged or Not?

The largest refugee camp in the world, Dadaab in Kenya, has attracted the international attention only this year. The catastrophical living conditions in the camp have been existing for years though.

The refugee camp close to the border to Somalia has been built in the 1990ies and been growing in numbers ever since. The idea of “full” does not apply to a refugee camp. Continue reading