CARE Kenya
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CARE started work in: 1968

Kenya ranks 143 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International is the primary provider of basic services in Dadaab refugee camp, which hosts almost half a million people. CARE International also provides longer-term programs in other parts of Kenya.

History of CARE International's work in Kenya

CARE International has been working in Kenya since 1968. CARE Kenya is the primary provider of basic services in Dadaab, which hosts more than 200,000 refugees and asylum-seekers and is one of the largest refugee camps in the world. Basic services include food, water and sanitation, and emergency aid to newly arrived refugees, especially children who are suffering from malnutrition. Families are provided with two weeks' worth of food rations and other essentials, including tents, kitchen sets, firewood and fuel-efficient stoves. 

We also have longer-term programs, including assisting refugees with employment opportunities, education, water and sanitation systems, and protection and safety, including preventing gender-based violence. 

What CARE International does in Kenya

CARE International's work in Kenya focuses on: 

Since 2020, CARE International has been responding to COVID-19 in Kenya. Response efforts include supporting community preparedness and prevention.

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 1,198,298
  • Women & girls 56%
  • Indirect -
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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