Ugandan trans refugee was stabbed in the head

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While strolling to the shops in the evening of January 27, Stephen Sebuuma was jumped on by a gang of refuges from another African country (reportedly Sudan) who proclaimed a war with people from the queer refugee camp. A witness, who wished to remain anonymous, told reporters that Sebuuma was “assaulted with knives and sharp objects that has left [them] bleeding profusely”. It’s the fifth time the trans refugee has been attacked by the group and the latest incident in a specter of violence against queer Ugandans, who are made to escape from their native land because they may be killed for being who they are. Kakuma, a small town in northwestern Kenya, is the site of one of the largest and most bustling refugee camps in the country. The camp is co-managed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Kenyan government and the Kenyan Department of Refugee Affairs.Due to the dizzying rates of violence inflicted upon them by fellow refugees, many of the queer asylum seekers live together in the camp.

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