Many Ugandan LGBTI refugees at the crowded, grim Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya have grown desperate about their long-delayed prospects for resettlement. They’re so desperate, in fact, that they are threatening to walk out of the camp in hopes of better treatment elsewhere, perhaps even if that means they would try to walk to another country.
The idea of reaching relatively tolerant South Africa is appealing, but it’s more than 4,000 kilometers away.
“I believe the walk out is suicidal,” says South African-American LGBTI rights advocate Melanie Nathan in her O-blog-dee blog. “They believe they have no choice!”