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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.

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February 6th, 2024

Sign the letter against online sexual exploitation

We call on the Dutch government and the EU to take action against online sexual abuse of children. Take action…

February 1st, 2024

The Global Research Agenda

On February 1 2024, the Terre des Hommes Netherlands Global Research Agenda was launched, which will guide our…

December 11th, 2023

Prince: “I feel good now. My life is okay now.”

15-year-old Prince lives with his mother and four siblings in Umoja, Kenya. Life became unbearable for Prince…

December 7th, 2023

She Leads Mid-Term Review (2023)

The She Leads Mid-Term Review is an assessment of the progress of She Leads as we are halfway our 5-year progr…

November 30th, 2023

Successful Art events in Kenya and Madagascar!

Two successful art events were completed in Kenya and Madagascar centred around the theme of 'Freedom from Exp…

November 30th, 2023

2nd International Conference on Child Protection (ICCP) in Africa

Terre des Hommes Netherlands Kenya team was privileged to take part in the 2nd International Conference on Chi…

November 1st, 2023

Dante: “I have hope in life because I have a skill which enables me to earn money.”

20-year-old Dante* was born and raised in Nakuru County, Kenya. Growing up in poverty, Dante did not have the…

October 31st, 2023

Country Profiles (Africa Region)

The country profiles provide a comprehensive overview of our work in the Africa region specifically, Kenya, Ug…

October 31st, 2023

Stop Online Child Sexual Exploitation

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June 29th, 2023

Annual report 2022: concrete results for children

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June 11th, 2023

Africa Annual Report 2022

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February 20th, 2023

Africa Region Storybooks 2022

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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.

ANPPCAN
Visit the website of ANPPCAN
The Network for Adolescent and Youth of Africa (NAYA)
Youth Support Kenya
African Gender and Media Initiative Trust (GEM Trust)

Contact us

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

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Monday to Friday
12.00-16.00
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