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TEDx just hosted its first event from a refugee camp

The world first, aired from Kenya, aims to change the way refugee camps are portrayed. Image: REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Melissa Fleming

Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, United Nations

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Mercy Akuot, who supervises a women and girls empowerment program in Kakuma refugee camp, speaks on stage at at the first ever TEDx event held at a refugee camp
Mercy Akuot, who supervises a women and girls empowerment program in Kakuma refugee camp, speaks on stage at at the first ever TEDx event held at a refugee camp Image: TEDxKakumacamp/Tobin Jones
Pur Biel, who grew up in Kakuma refugee camp, on stage at TEDxKakumaCamp.
Pur Biel, who grew up in Kakuma refugee camp, on stage at TEDxKakumaCamp. Image: TEDxKakumaCamp/Tobin Jones
Filmmaker Aminah Rwimo shows children in Kakuma refugee camp how it’s done
Image: TEDxKakumacamp/Tobin Jones
 Filmmaker Aminah Rwimo shows children in Kakuma refugee camp how it’s done
Filmmaker Aminah Rwimo shows children in Kakuma refugee camp how it’s done Image: TEDxKakumacamp/Tobin Jones
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