Shelter for Refugees (Kenya)

helping people survive forced displacement by providing shelter

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We are helping provide shelter for refugees and internally displaced people (IDP) in Kakuma, Kenya.

Need: Hundreds of thousands of Kenyans were displaced by post-election violence in 2007. About 4,500 of these people and families are living in the extremely difficult conditions of Canaan (a Kenyan village formerly known as Turkana West IDP Camp) in remote northwestern Kenya, on the outskirts of the town of Kakuma. They are in desperate need of shelter. While the government and humanitarian agencies focus on caring for the 200,000 refugees in a nearby refugee camp, the basic needs of the IDP go largely unmet.

Goal: We have built 147 Shelters as of 12/2019. We are praying and working to build 50 more shelters by 12/2020.

Strategy: IAFR is partnering with National Council of Churches, Kenya (NCCK), as they are the humanitarian agency responsible for building refugee shelters in Kakuma camp. Funding raised by IAFR for this project is sent to NCCK for the purpose of building shelters in the IDP camp.

Opportunity: Every designated donation of US$ 950 received for this project will build a new shelter and put a roof over the head of 2-6 people in the IDP camp.

Project Partner: National Council of Churches, KenyaTyndale House Foundation, Northwood Community Church

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