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Over 51,4 million people live in Kenya. It is a lower-middle income country. One in five children lacks enough money for food, clothing and shelter. We ensure that children get an education so they can eventually find jobs to earn better incomes. We educate their parents and communities. Children have rights to protection, to an education and to build a better future.

Latest news

July 19th, 2021

Kathy´s road to transformation

Kathy, 24, resides in Naivasha county in Kenya with her parents, two brothers and her two-year-old baby. Her d…

July 14th, 2021

The power of a second chance

The absence of proper parental supervision can be detrimental to a child's life. Mercy is an 18-year-old girl…

June 24th, 2021

She Leads Kenya programme launch

The She Leads Kenya Country Programme has been launched. The programme focuses on increasing the influence of…

June 16th, 2021

East Africa Annual Report 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic brought about unprecedented challenges. Despite this, we managed to implement our activi…

June 15th, 2021

The smart way

The internet continues to dominate most of today´s world with its infinite opportunities. Generations are bein…

June 10th, 2021

Annual report 2020

Without a doubt 2020 is the year of the corona pandemic. And yet there is much to be proud of!

May 28th, 2021

Economic empowerment helps parents to protect their children

Busia county, on the border of Uganda, is among Kenya´s poorest counties. The high poverty rate leads to sexua…

May 20th, 2021

Country profile Kenya

An overview of our work in Kenya. In a nutshell: our programmatic focus, achievements and results, impact, don…

July 30th, 2020

Annual Report 2019

Together we make the difference. A fitting title for our annual report 2019. We are proud of the results we re…

July 30th, 2020

East Africa: over 50 children trafficked despite COVID-19 movement restrictions

Child rights organisation Terre des Hommes Netherlands has seen child trafficking continuing in East Africa, d…

Our work in Kenya

Children from families living in poverty go to school less often. They are extra vulnerable to forced labour, forced marriage and abuse as well as sexual and other types of exploitation.

We ensure that children get an education so they can eventually find jobs to earn better incomes. We educate their parents and communities. Children have rights to protection, to an education and to build a better future.

To prevent children from being exploited, we help families find additional or new sources of income. Join our fight. Stop child exploitation.

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Humanitarian Background

As of January 2021, Kenya hosts over 508,000 refugees and asylum seekers fleeing conflict in neighbouring countries, including more than 273,151 from Somalia, 125,351 from South Sudan, 45,632 from DRC, 29,379 from Ethiopia and a sum total of 34,529 from Burundi, Sudan, Uganda, Eritrea, Rwanda and others. The majority of refugees are staying in Dadaab camp (44%) in the southeast, Kakuma camp (40%) in the northwest, and the rest (16%) in urban areas such as Nairobi.

Child labour and sexual exploitation

In the big city a lot of girls are forced to work in prostitution at a young age. In bars, hotels, brothels and along the road. The growing number of street children is also causing a sharp increase in the sexual exploitation of children.

Nearly 2 million children are forced to work in Kenya. Often because their parents do not have enough money. They do not go to school and cannot build a better future. We fight against this form of exploitation. We provide education, a safe environment, help to families and a future. Join the fight.

Protection against child trafficking

Child trafficking is common in Kenya. The rapid growth of large cities such as Nairobi are important causes. Many children move from the poor countryside to the big cities. Hoping to find work or education there.

These children usually end up in dangerous situations, in brothels or as house slaves in the slums. We fight against child trafficking. By protecting them. Join the fight.

Humanitarian Action

TdH  works in the Dadaab refugee camps (including Ifo, Dagahaley and in Hagadera), as well as with the host communities.

At Dadaab, TdH is one of the Key Child Protection implementing partners. With the aim to strengthen the child protection system our key activities include mental health and psychosocial support, case management, cash and voucher assistance to vulnerable families and community capacity strengthening. 

We do our humanitarian action in Dadaab through the partnership and generous support from the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO).

Our programmes

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Our partners in Kenya

Together with experienced partners we are working towards a world without child exploitation, where young people can feel safe today and better about tomorrow. Join our fight.

COVAW

Visit the website of COVAW

Contact us

Country Office Kenya
P.O. BOX 76340, 00508 Nairobi
Nairobi
Kenya
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kenya@tdh.nl

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