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Lived Realities of ITGNC Refugees
A False Safe Haven
Previous studies show that asylum seekers and refugees experience various barriers when trying to obtain and renew their requisite documentation that prove their legal status in Kenya. There is no data that focuses solely on the plight of intersex, transgender and gender non-conforming (ITGNC) refugees. Amka Africa Justice Initiative (Amka Africa), funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), conducted this implementation research between November 2021 and February 2022 in Nairobi and Kajiado Counties in Kenya. The objective of the research was to identify the practical and policy challenges that face ITGNC refugees and asylum seekers when interacting with the refugee registration and documentation processes in Kenya. The study included desktop and field research that involved ITGNC refugees and key informants from the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and other stakeholders.