IAFR Kakuma

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

Emergency Food Assistance

April 23, 2021

People from the refugee camp and host community wait to receive emergency food assistance

United Refugee and Host Churches (URHC), an IAFR partner in Kakuma, Kenya, sent some photos of their distribution of emergency food assistance this week. They are providing one month's supply of non perishable food items to each person. The supply will help around 600 people survive food shortages during the latest Covid-19 lockdown in Kenya.

Unloading a supply of maize for distribution

We are so thankful to our generous financial partners that make it possible for us to support this important work of URHC. How beautiful to see 163 churches from the refugee camp and surrounding host community work together to care for the most vulnerable people.

We are also pleased to see the URHC Training Campus and Buildings that IAFR funded being used for purposes that care for the whole community in practical ways. When the new building opened back in February 2019, we had no idea just how important its role would become in making such ministry possible.

- 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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