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 3,000 of these women, children and men are living in the extremely difficult conditions of Turkana West IDP Camp in remote northwestern Kenya, on the outskirts of the town of Kakuma town. 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 146 Shelters so far. We are praying and working to build 54 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 4-6 people in the IDP camp.

Progress: We have provided 146 Shelters as of 7/2019.

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

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