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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

April 15th, 2021

Sex for Fish

It is the collective fear of all girls living in the fishing villages at the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya.…

April 16th, 2021

GFEMS and Terre des Hommes Netherlands partner to tackle child sex trafficking

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is pleased to announce our collaboration with the Global Fund to End Modern Slave…

April 28th, 2021

“This project has made me a busy man - I love myself!”

Children with a disability are highly vulnerable to all kinds of abuse and exploitation. Sixteen year old Isaa…

November 13th, 2020

Kenya: Training curriculum for schools on online safety for children launched

With schools still largely closed for most students in Kenya and the social isolation that comes with it, chil…

November 5th, 2020

Joining Forces Alliance launches 3 year child protection project in Kenya

The Joining Forces Alliance for Children in Kenya - whose members are ChildFund Kenya, Plan International Keny…

October 9th, 2020

Girls making a difference in their own future

Girls who hail from a community where the girl child is traditionally undervalued and disadvantaged, make the…

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).

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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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