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.
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.
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.
Every donation of US$ 950 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 147 Shelters as of 12/2019.
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