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Nairobi Tag

Kenya is the second highest refugee hosting country after Ethiopia. Most refugees are accommodated in the two main camps: Kakuma and Dabaab where they receive support through food rations, health services etc.

However, some refugees move to urban areas in the hope of finding a sense of community, safety and economic independence. The reality is what they often find is isolation, poverty and harassment. Many are vulnerable to exploitation, arrest or detention, and can be forced to compete with the poorest local workers for the worst jobs. Many refugees are forced to look for work in the informal or shadow economy, exposing them to unfair wages and unsafe conditions.

$21,600 of $22,000 raised

Agency: Caritas Nairobi

This programme will work with 200 young, urban refugees to help them settle in their host community in Nairobi, as well as empower them to be able to support themselves financially. Through the Young Refugees Empowerment Programme (YREP), refugees will be provided with basic literacy training, legal aid clinics, education and life skills training and opportunities for work.