The word Julisha is a Swahili word that means ‘to inform’ or the act of ‘passing information’. The second part of the name is drawn from the word ‘information’ and hence the combination Julisha.Info.
Julisha.Info is an initiative fully dedicated to helping refugees, asylum seeker and their host communities in Kakuma, Dadaab and those in Nairobi and its surrounding urban settlement areas.
At the heart of Julisha.Info there is a team of highly qualified women and men working in Nairobi, Dadaab and Kakuma to source for information and make it available to the community in English, Somali, Swahili and Arabic through WhatsApp, Facebook page and the website.
Julisha.info is a project managed by the International Rescue Committee, an international humanitarian organization working in 40 countries to provide support to refugees and displaced people.
In a December 2021 survey involving 950 individuals to assess whether the information they received on Julisha.Info was useful, 84.76% of individuals said they found the information shared on Julisha.Info channels useful. Some participants (1.83%) reported that the information they received from Julisha.Info was not useful to them.
What kind of assistance does Julisha.Info provide?
There are many stakeholders including the government of Kenya through the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS) providing services, material support, and opportunities such as jobs, scholarships and legal aid to refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya. While most of these services are largely accessible free of charge, it is challenging to access information on where and how the services and assistance is provided.
Julisha.Info exists to provide responsive, timely and accurate information on COVID-19, assistance, and services for refugees, asylum seekers and their hosts in Kenya.
How to receive assistance from Julisha.Info
The process of receiving assistance from Julisha.Info is smooth and effortless. To benefit and receive assistance from Julisha.Info, you need to:
- Follow Julisha.Info on Facebook to receive our daily updates on the opportunities and services available for you in Dadaab, Kakuma and Nairobi.
- Should you have questions on services and assistance in the camps, you can talk to our team by sending us a private message through Messenger by clicking here.
- Go to the Julisha.Info services map - here, to access details of where to access specific services, contacts for services providers and requirements.
- Become a Julisha.Info ambassador in your community by frequently sharing information to your household, friends, family, and members of your community.
- #AskJulisha and help STOP fake news and rumors in your community. You can talk to us on Facebook, and we will confirm what is TRUE and what is FABRICATED to mislead.
- Take advantage of training and job opportunities that match your qualifications as may be uploaded on Julisha.Info platforms from time to time.
How Julisha.Info helps refugees, asylum seekers and their hosts in Kenya?
Since its launch in March 2021, Julisha.Info has provided information that has helped many make informed decisions by sharing information on various subjects. Key to note are;
- Approximately 300 individuals from Kakuma, Dadaab and Nairobi have applied for jobs, scholarships and training opportunities shared through Julisha.Info between May and September 2021.
- Info provided a simplified explanation on how to obtain a genuine birth certificate in Kenya.
- Assisting individuals on how to register and get a marriage certificate.
- Info provided this step-by-step guide on how to register and do business in Kenya
- How to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19.
- How to obtain a disability card and its benefits in Kenya.
- The Football Dream: Kakuma Premier League.
- Services and assistance for Persons with Disability in Dadaab.
If you have any questions, please write to us via the Julisha.Info Facebook page, Monday through Saturday from 08:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.