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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

October 26th, 2021

When justice prevails

Princess, a 13-year-old girl lives in Bungoma County, Kenya. Unfortunately for her, life took a different turn…

October 22nd, 2021

Enactment of the Children Bill - New dawn for Children in Kenya

The six largest child-focused agencies: ChildFund Alliance, Plan International, Save the Children Internationa…

September 29th, 2021

Learning and Reflection Event in Kenya

TdH-NL and Kesho Kenya organised a Learning and Reflection Event for the ´Tackling Sexual Exploitation of Chil…

September 16th, 2021

COVID-19: Violence against children has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals report by child rights organisations

Kampala (September 16)- Physical and emotional violence against children has risen in Uganda during the COVID-…

September 8th, 2021

“Now I can go to school like other children.’’

Most teenage girls would not be worried about providing for their families at such a young age. Mary, however…

August 23rd, 2021

Safe repatriation of 35 Karamoja children from Kenya

At Terre des Hommes Netherlands, we continue to work tirelessly to stop the exploitation of children through u…

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 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 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…

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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