Kenya: when resettlement is the only long-term option
Achuei is a 26 year-old Sudanese woman. She left Sudan
in 1992, after her home was attacked and she became separated from the
rest of her family. She was brought to Kakuma refugee camp, northern Kenya,
where she started primary school. However, in 1993 her father arrived
in Kakuma from Sudan.
He stopped her from attending school and the following year, when she
was 14 years old, he forced her to marry a man against her will. When
she refused, the young man took her and nearly beat her to death; he
later raped her in front of his relatives.