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Caption: 19 year-old Refugee Sadia Happi
19 year-old Refugee Sadia Happi 

Ethiopian Teenager Provides Strength for Fellow Refugees

From: DW ~ Deutsche Welle
Series: Generation Change from DW
Length: 04:57

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The Kakuma camp is home to refugees from many different countries and ethnic groups. Despite the trials she's faced, 19-year-old Sadia Happi faces life as a leader and not a victim. In the Kenyan refugee camp where she lives, she broaches tough topics like rape, AIDS, and women's rights.

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Seventy to eighty thousand refugees move to the U.S. each year to make a new life in America. But, before they arrive, many lived in refugee camps for years. Some refugees spend their entire life in camps that were meant to be temporary. Reporter Becky Palmstrom visited one such refugee camp in northern Kenya.  At least 50,000 people live in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya. That’s where Palmstrom met a young woman from Ethiopia, named Sadia Happi. Happi has been in the camp for almost three years now, and she’s only 19 years old, but she’s already become a community leader among the Oromo – a tribal group from Ethiopia. Here’s her story.

Piece Description

Seventy to eighty thousand refugees move to the U.S. each year to make a new life in America. But, before they arrive, many lived in refugee camps for years. Some refugees spend their entire life in camps that were meant to be temporary. Reporter Becky Palmstrom visited one such refugee camp in northern Kenya.  At least 50,000 people live in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya. That’s where Palmstrom met a young woman from Ethiopia, named Sadia Happi. Happi has been in the camp for almost three years now, and she’s only 19 years old, but she’s already become a community leader among the Oromo – a tribal group from Ethiopia. Here’s her story.

Timing and Cues

Length: 4:57
Open: In a burning Sunday Afternoon
Outag: ...in Kakuma refuge camp, I'm Becky Palmstrom." (music out)

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Seventy to eighty-thousand refugees moved to the U.S. each year to make a new life in America. But, before they arrive, many lived in refugee camps for years. Some refugees spend their entire life in camps that were meant to be temporary. Reporter Becky Palmstrom visited one such refugee camp in northern Kenya. At least 50,000 people live in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya. That’s where Palmstrom met a young woman from Ethiopia, named Sadia Happi. Happi has been in the camp for almost three years now, and she’s only 19 years old, but she’s already become a community leader among the Oromo – a tribal group from Ethiopia. Here’s her story.

OUTRO:

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