Kenya

Number of people served: 12,349

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

Our work in Kenya

JRS Kenya operates two temporary protection houses for survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SVGB) and children with protection needs, offering comprehensive case management, psychosocial support, and skills training. These services help achieve stability and develop skills necessary to transition to a more sustainable situations. JRS Kenya also operates five special needs protection facilities, where individuals can access psychosocial services and their parents/caregivers can receive counselling and training. JRS continues to operate protection centers for people with disabilities, offering essential services, psychosocial support, and conducting community outreach to identify more home-bound people with disabilities.

See our work

A group of children receive beautiful Any Refugee cards from USA children.
A group of children receive beautiful Any Refugee cards from USA children. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
A student stares into the camera as he sits sideways on his chair in class.
A student stares into the camera as he sits sideways on his chair in class. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
World Refugee Day, a poem given by a student at the refugee school.
World Refugee Day, a poem given by a student at the refugee school. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS Kenya Country Director

Michael Onyango

michael.onyango@jrs.net

Project locations:

Kakuma, Kalobeyei, Nairobi  

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