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Together we build a rehabilitation center for disabled refugees

Supporting the Displaced Populations/Refugees
Kenya

Kakuma Refugee Camp hosts more than 180,000 uprooted refugees who have fled wars and persecutions in neighboring countries. It is a massive 12 sq km camp, with 4 structured districts, 19 primary schools, and a hospital.

Enfants dans le camp de réfugiés de Kakuma/ Children in the Kakuma refugees camp

Enfants dans le camp de réfugiés de Kakuma/ Children in the Kakuma refugees camp | © E.Cartuyvels/Handicap International

Kakuma Refugee Camp hosts more than 180,000 uprooted refugees who have fled wars and persecutions in neighboring countries. It is a massive 12 sq km camp, with 4 structured districts, 19 primary schools, and a hospital.

In 2014 Humanity & Inclusion, jointly with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, decided to set up a temporary rehabilitation center to assist the many victims with disabilities.

Today, this temporary tent is insufficient to meet the needs of disabled refugees living in Kakuma. Moreover, the tent is often uprooted by strong winds or inaccessible when it rains.

There is an urgent need to build a permanent rehabilitation center and a workshop to provide appropriate long-term support to disabled refugees.

Together, we will support the victims in the long-term. Together, we will bring back hope.

 

 

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Inclusive education today for inclusive futures tomorrow!
© M. Maimuna / HI
Inclusion

Inclusive education today for inclusive futures tomorrow!

12-year-old Patrick is benefitting from digital schooling in the Kakuma refugee camp. Thanks to accessible and adapted materials, he is prepared to achieve all his professional goals.

Working with dignity: Zawadi’s story
© E. Koka / HI
Inclusion Rehabilitation

Working with dignity: Zawadi’s story

Zawadi is living in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, where she manages a small business. Through training and mentoring, HI helped her to cope with the effects of COVID-19 and expand her activity.

In Kenya, HI is helping Thwol to walk again
© E. Sellers / HI
Rehabilitation

In Kenya, HI is helping Thwol to walk again

Thwol, 60, had to have her leg amputated after diabetes-related complications set in. In Kenya, HI provides her with rehabilitation sessions, a prosthesis and psychosocial support.