Kenya

Number of people served: 12,349

Kenya is host to more than 460,000 refugees, 84% of whom live in the camps and 16% live in urban areas. A majority of those refugees and asylum seekers originate from Somalia. Other major nationalities are South Sudanese, Congolese, and Ethiopians.

JRS’s work in  Kenya is supported by the United States Department of State Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration.

Our Work in Kenya

JRS Kenya operates two temporary protection houses for survivors of SGBV and children with protection needs, which include comprehensive case management, psychosocial support, and skills training to help survivors achieve stability and develop skills necessary to transition to a more durable solution. JRS Kenya also operates five special needs protection facilities where persons of concern access psychosocial services and their parents/caregivers can receive counselling and training. JRS continues to operate protection centers for people with disabilities that offer essential services and psychosocial support, and conduct community outreach to identify more home-bound people with disabilities.

JRS’s work in  Kenya is supported by the United States Department of State Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration.

See Our Work

A group of children receive beautiful Any Refugee cards from children in the United States. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
A student in a JRS run classroom in Kakuma. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
on World Refugee Day, a a student at the refugee school recites a poem. (Yves Shema/Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS Kenya Country Director: 

Michael Onyango 

Contact info:

Jesuit Refugee Service Eastern Africa, P.O. Box 7649000508

Nairobi, Kenya  

Project locations:

Kakuma, Kalobeyei, Nairobi  

 

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