IAFR Kakuma

Field notes, stories, perspectives and updates related to our ministry in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

A New Home

October 3, 2019

A mother and son stand outside the door of their new shelter provided by IAFR

We visited Canaan village outside of Kakuma this afternoon. Until last year it was known as Turkana West IDP Camp. It is home to an estimated 4,500 forcibly displaced Kenyans (i.e. IDP).

IAFR has been working with our financial partners for several years – building sturdy shelters for these people. I believe we have built 80 shelters like this so far.

The boys (above) told us how the powerful rains didn’t come through the roof of their new shelter earlier this week. Until now, such storms soaked them and turned the floor into mud.

Their older sister showed up shortly after I took this photo and told us how she thanks God for their new home.

IAFR has provided 5 new shelters here in 2019. We hope to build more before the end of the year. Each shelter requires $950 to build. If you’d like to help now, click here.

Brothers standing outside of what was their shelter/home until this summer when their family received the IAFR shelter (in the background)

-Tom Albinson

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About IAFR in Kakuma

IAFR has been serving people in Kakuma refugee camp since 2010. About 195,000 people (mostly women and children) have found temporary refuge here from war, persecution and gross violations of human rights.

We visit Kakuma 2-3 times annually, during which time this blog is most active.

Visit the Kakuma page on the IAFR.org website to learn more!

Our Partners

We partner with United Refugee and Host Churches (URHC) - a refugee initiated association of over 160 churches from within the camp and surrounding host community.

We also partner with National Council of Churches Kenya (NCCK), an exceptional humanitarian agency.

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