While this messge is concerning a situation of global importance, it is here addressed solely, but specifically to all members of the Oromo nation.


While the vice of abuse especially of young girls from among the refugees is not new, we find that more and more unaccompanied minors (boys and girls) are found stranded in Kenya where they survive in appalling situations and under dreadful circumstances.
Many people simply don’t know or are not aware of that appalling situation, but we come across more and more such cases in the shadows of society.
UNHCR is less than helpful.

What needs to be done?

We are not advocating the building of new institutions like orphanages or to herd these helpless people into another corral or camp, or to blow the horn for more state control – the opposite. Anyone, who wants to learn more about this and why also we are against the institutionalized approach, can read up on the excellent website of

We are appealing today to you by addressing the pride of the Oromo people as a nation, of whom already over 10% live in exile, to come to the rescue of the most vulnerable among our people, who had to flee our homeland Oromiya – alone and unaccompanied. They live under constant fear.

Please reach out with a helping hand and take them in – in good old Oromo tradition!


Right now we are looking for reputable Oromo families living in Nairobi or Kenya, who would be willing to help and take in an unaccompanied Oromo minor or an elderly person, while we sort out their refugee status or other bureaucratic problems with UNHCR or the Government of Kenya and try to find their next of kin.

These wonderful, often very young or very old people need your protection and shelter, your love and support, your care and encouragement – and they will enlighten your life as a family.

Please spread this message far and wide to the reputable members of the Oromo nation in Kenya.
Those who can and will help, please send us your contact, so that we can facilitate.

Right now we are looking for Oromo families of good standing, who could take in one of the 3 unaccompanied minors (we already could register them) or one of the seven (male) elders on our list.

Thank you very much

Bontu, Anane, Betelihem, Getahun et al.


About advocacy4oromia

The aim of Advocacy for Oromia-A4O is to advocate for the people’s causes to bring about beneficial outcomes in which the people able to resolve to their issues and concerns to control over their lives. Advocacy for Oromia may provide information and advice in order to assist people to take action to resolve their own concerns. It is engaged in promoting and advancing causes of disadvantaged people to ensure that their voice is heard and responded to. The organisation also committed to assist the integration of people with refugee background in the Australian society through the provision of culturally-sensitive services.

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