Number of people served in 2022: 4,507

Kenya hosts more than 540,000 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.
JRS manages supports the running of secondary schools in Kakuma. This involves recruiting and employing teachers, making sure there is access to materials like textbooks, exercise books, IT equipment, and stationery, building physical classrooms, and WASH facilities

See our work

Refugee child at one of our inclusive education centers in Kakuma Refugee Camp
Victim of SGBV in the Safe Shelter (Kakuma - Kenya)
Refugee Child at one of our Education Centers in Kakuma Refugee Camp
Our work Jesuit Refugee Service East Africa
Food distribution at JRS Nairobi Compound
Our work Jesuit Refugee Service East Africa
Child at JRS Inclusive Education center in Kakuma Refugee Camp
Livelihood programs
One of the suppliers at Mikono Refugee Craft Shop working on one of the wood cravings.


JRS Kenya Country Director

Geoffrey Shikuku

Project locations:

Kakuma, Kalobeyei, Nairobi  

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