LWF Kenya - Somalia assists in the refugee camps of Dadaab, Kismayu and Kakuma. We assist with Education , Child Protection, Community Service ,Sustainability Livelihoods and  management and Community Peace and Self Management. A special focus lies on our work with the elderly, people with disabilities and children.

Program Overview

Focus on displaced people and host communities

The program is assisting refugees and displaced persons and host communities impacted by and interacting with refugees. LWF Kenya Somalia works in refugee camps in Kenya (Dadaab, Kakuma). We work in Turkana County in Kenya and in Kismayo Town in Somalia. Our assistance is mainly focusing on Education, Child Protection, Community Services, Sustainable Livelihoods, Community Peace and Person with Specific Needs.


Cash Distribution

Dadaab Refugee Camps are home to more than 225,000 people. LWF supports Education and Persons with Specific Needs, as well as Livelihoods. Since 2016 we have a restricted cash program, targeting more than 15,000 refugees with a monthly cash grant which they use to purchase supplementary fresh food from local vendors.

Dadaab, Kakuma, Kismayo
Early Childhood and Primary Education

LWF is the lead implementing agency for UNHCR in education in Kenya and also support education in Kismayo. We are reaching more than 100,000 children enrolled in the schools. Education is very important in an emergency, it not only acts as a protection tool but it is also a basic right, one that is vital in restoring hope and dignity to people driven from their homes. Education will also provide opportunities for children to grow and build a better future for themselves, their families and communities. LWF is working with the Ministries of Education, the community, donors and other partners in consultation with UNHCR to provide access to quality education.

Dadaab, Kakuma
Sustainable Livelihoods

Sustainable Livelihoods is one of the sectors in LWF supports, the objective is to enable people to achieve sufficient and income. We work with both refugees and refugee hosting communities in Turkana West Sub County. In Dadaab LWF have vocational training programs providing e.g. skills in IT and other trades – useful also upon return or after resettlement.

LWF supports vocational training, Village Saving and Loans Association (VSLA), Improvement of animal Health of host community livestock, Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) for the host community and Micro Enterprise activities.

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Our Work in Numbers

We reach almost half million people
We reach more than 100,000 children in kakuma as part of our Child Protection Work
visit LWF managed schools in Dadaab, Kakuma camps every day.
2017 Budget