Number of people served in 2020: 4,677
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.