Shelter for refugees

Helping people survive and recover from forced displacement

IAFR Provides Shelter for Refugees and IDP in Kakuma, Kenya.

The Need

Hundreds of thousands of Kenyans were displaced by post-election violence in 2007. About 4,000 of these Internally Displaced People (IDP) are living in the extremely difficult conditions of Canaan, a Kenyan village formerly known as Turkana West IDP Camp, in remote northwestern Kenya, on the outskirts of the town of Kakuma.

They are in desperate need of shelter. While the government and humanitarian agencies focus on caring for the 200,000 refugees in  nearby Kakuma refugee camp, many of the basic needs of the IDP go largely unmet.

The Strategy

IAFR is contracting National Council of Churches, Kenya (NCCK) to build the shelters. as they are the humanitarian agency responsible for building refugee shelters in Kakuma camp.

Funding raised by IAFR for this project is sent to NCCK for the purpose of building shelters in the IDP camp.

The Goal

We aim to build at total of 250 shelters in the village.

We are already witnessing the improved physical and emotional health of people in the IDP camp as they receive durable shelters.

The Opportunity

Every donation of US$ 1,350 received for this project will build a new shelter and put a roof over the head of 2-6 people in the IDP camp.


We have built 153 Shelters.

Location Served

Strategic & Financial Partners

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