The women of Kakuma refugee camp

Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya
October 2012

Published in NRC Handelsblad and NRC Next

In 1992 the first refugees found a safe haven in Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya. Over 20 years later the camp provides shelter to approximately 100,000 refugees from various countries. Officially refugees are not allowed to work, but with the help from relatives abroad some provide a decent living for them and their family. Many look for was to survive, every day again. Women are in a particularly vulnerable position; sexual and domestic violence are the order of the day. 

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