Refugees comprise some of the world’s most vulnerable populations in the world.
Mobile money remittances sent to refugees by family or friends abroad often provide an economic lifeline for those without access to steady employment or banking services due to their displacement.
We were hired by Samuel Hall and IOM to illustrate the impact of mobile money remittances on refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya.
There are about 185,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Kakuma Camp. Most are from Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda; all have fled war, conflict or targeted violence. Some have lived in the camp their entire lives.
Together, Samuel Hall and IOM aim to educate partner organizations in Kakuma on how to improve the money transfer process for refugees in Kenya and Somalia.
Photographed by Katie G. Nelson
Edited by Joshua Carlon