Go to WRC in the News library
WRC in the News

“We Have a Broken Heart”: Sexual Violence against Refugees in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya – The Experiences of Congolese, Somali, and South Sudanese Men, Boys, and Trans Women, October 2019

“We have a broken heart here. We feel insecure. No one wants to help us.” – “Aisha,” trans refugee woman from Somalia. Up to 150,000 refugees and asylum seekers reside in the urban centers of Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya. Most refugees in Kenya are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia, and South Sudan, having fled brutal armed conflict, human rights violations, and persecution.