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When one’s security becomes the other’s insecurity

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Like in many aspects of today’s world, globalization has not held back on security. Threats of violence or instability have become increasingly interconnected. Ranging from trafficking of arms, the drugs trade, the global war of terror or refugee flows after natural disasters, challenges to security do not abide by the regulations of borders. The interconnectedness of these different...
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21st April – Day 6

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This was officially my last day in Kibera. During the morning I was visiting other areas of the slum and speaking with local people, especially with many young people that were just sitting in the streets. They were almost all unemployed and most of them told me that it is very hard to find a job and they were not motivated to study. Unemployment is one of the biggest problems pointed...
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20th April – Day 5

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  This Wednesday I went with a member of KYF to a meeting in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to have a 20 minutes conversation with an officer that introduced herself as Mrs. Chrystabel. After the meeting the day before about the National Youth Council I was very interested to have the view of the government about it and I was also interested to understand how the government...
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19th April – Day 4

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  This was my second day in Kibera and I wanted to get more inside the village, to see the areas with narrow paths, with no shops, restaurants, sellers.. this places were more dangerous and that is why I couldn´t take many photos or use my video camera to report. My guides were two of the KYF staff members that were born and lived in Kibera, they advised me to be very careful because...
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18th April – Day 3

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Great Day! I met Kibera! The biggest slum in Africa. 1,5 million people living in this never ending village. I was very excited to feel this place, to interact with people, see how they live, what problems they face, the challenges they are fighting to overcome and their perspective towards life, the future. Still I have no words to describe my feelings as soon as I stepped in Kibera....
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