Kenya

  • Basic medical care improves the health of children and the wider community.

    Basic medical care improves the health of children and the wider community.
  • The IRC supports the development of basic services in refugee communities.

    The IRC supports the development of basic services in refugee communities.
  • We run projects that help make communities safer for women and children.

    We run projects that help make communities safer for women and children.
  • An IRC healthcare facility in Dadaab.

    An IRC healthcare facility in Dadaab.
  • Young urban refugees in Nairobi benefit from the IRC's support.

    Young urban refugees in Nairobi benefit from the IRC's support.
  • Emergency medical care helps refugees recover from physical hardship.

    Emergency medical care helps refugees recover from physical hardship.

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Overview

The International Rescue Committee has been working in Kenya since 1992, providing essentials like clean water, health care and shelter to tens of thousands of refugees escaping conflict and natural disaster in Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and other neighbouring countries. We also assist Kenyan communities that host refugees, as well as those affected by the post-election violence in late 2007.

To foster long-term development, the IRC supports education, job training and conflict resolution so communities remain safe for women and children and become economically independent.

How we help
  • The IRC aids refugees escaping drought and violence in neighbouring countries by providing emergency health care and supplies.
  • We promote community health projects that improve nutrition, sanitation and access to medicine, and educate people about HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
  • The IRC fosters conflict resolution to make communities safe for women and children, and we support survivors of sexual violence and exploitation.
  • We provide primary education for children and specialised classes and job training for youth and adults.
  • The IRC advocates for the rights of refugees in urban areas like Nairobi.

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