Assistance to refugees
LWF Kenya, Djibouti & Somalia

We have been active in northwest Kenya in the Kakuma Refugee Camp since the camp was established in 1992. In Turkana West district, the program has been implementing host community projects since December 1999. In 2008, the UNHCR invited us to start operations in Dadaab Refugee Camps. Since 2009 we also provide assistance in the Ali Addeh and Hol Hol refugee camps in Djibouti, and since 2016 in Markazi Camp in Obock and in Djibouti Ville. In 2017 the program opened an office in Kismayu, Somalia, responding to the drought and in support of Internally Displaced, local populations and Somali refugees returning home.

 
 
 
 
Our Projects
 

Our Vision

We are motivated by the vision that is in the heart of every displaced person:

  • of going back to their country of origin or resettling in a peaceful, stable  community
  • of living in dignity and with protection of their human rights ensured
  • of  children completing school and families thriving
  • of bringing their talents and capacities to the development of their community and country
 
 
 
 
Our Mission

Inspired by God’s love for humanity, the LWF World Service responds to and challenges the causes and consequences of human suffering and poverty.

 
 
 
 
Our Core Values

Dignity and justice. Compassion and commitment. Respect for diversity. Inclusion and participation. Transparency and accountability.

 
 
 
 

Our Approach

Our commitment to human rights defines our program approach, which sees affected populations as rights holders – not recipients of charity. It involves building awareness of human rights at all levels in the communities where we work.

We focus on community empowerment, understanding that people want to steer and manage their lives. They already have vital skills, knowledge and traditions. We engage with communities in ways that release and build on these capacities.

In all areas of intervention, we aim to strengthen community participation, networks and structures to create lasting solutions which benefit the community as a whole. We partner with local community-based organizations and as they develop support their direct role in program implementation and delivery.

Armed conflicts, natural disasters, displacement and life in a refugee camp often cause stress and trauma. Aside from the obvious need for food and water, shelter and medical care we recognize that the psychosocial and social impact of conflict should be addressed in a cross-cutting approach.

LWF Ken, Djib & Som Numbers

Dadaab, Kakuma, Kismayu and Djibouti
currently assisted
423 National Staff and 3 international staff, plus 3,000 Incentive staff
The program was established in 1972.

Commitment to Accountability

Humanitarian standards guide our work

We follow strict transparency and ethical standards in our work.

Learn more about them and our complaint mechanism.

LWF Kenya Djibouti Annual Report 2015

 

 
 
 
 

LWF Kenya-Djibouti

Part of a global family

LWF Kenya-Djibouti is a country program of the Lutheran World Federation's Department for World Service.

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Nairobi

Djibouti
Latitude: -1.292066
Longitude: 36.821946

Dadaab Aid Agencies Camp

Latitude: 0.051000
Longitude: 40.314000

Kakuma

Latitude: 3.706794
Longitude: 34.866555

Ali Adde

Latitude: 11.130556
Longitude: 42.893333

Holhol

Latitude: 11.307877
Longitude: 42.929532

Kismayo

Latitude: 0.356000
Longitude: 42.546100