New Dangers Threaten Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp

from Pulitzer Center
Published on 10 Nov 2012 View Original

Published November 10, 2012 Samuel Loewenberg

KAKUMA, Kenya —The Kakuma refugee camp is 60 miles from Sudanese border, in the uppermost reaches of the arid Turkana region of Kenya. It was opened in 1992 to house the 16,000 “lost” girls and boys fleeing the war from Sudan. These days, the overcrowded facility is home to around 100,000 people, driven there by violence not only from Sudan but also Ethiopia, Congo, Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi and a handful of other nations.

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