KAKUMA, NOWHERE ON EARTH. In the extreme north of Kenya, not far from the South Sudanese border, is a hot, dusty and waterless place called nowhere. Or Kakuma, as it translates in the local Turkana language. Since 1992, Kakuma is the place that the Kenya g
Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya. South Sudanese refugee Marta Warki has been living in Kakuma since 1998. She does not know how old she is, she says. She came here with her 10 kids, two of whom have since died. Her husband was killed in the Sudanese civil war, but she does not remember in which year. Warki is in her shack with her youngest daughter, whose father she does not know: ‘He is somebody I met here in the camp’ she says. Another kid, in the background, is sick with malaria and has high fever.
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