Children at risk

Risks to Children 

Children may be at risk if they are without a family, or in an unstable care arrangement. They may be at risk of, or have experienced, violence, exploitation, abuse or neglect. This includes sexual and gender-based violence such as child marriage, defilement, survival sex, and early pregnancy, as well as child labour and exploitation, child trafficking, being out of school, mental health issues, drug and substance abuse and malnutrition. 

If you are a newly arrived unaccompanied child, or your children need assistance, or you know children who need assistance, please call the UNHCR helpline 📞1517, or reach out to the organizations below that work with UNHCR to provide services for children at risk and their families, including support through a social worker, psychosocial support and counseling. 

Family tracing may be initiated by UNHCR child protection staff or its child protection partner, HIAS, for children with missing family members. UNHCR or HIAS will refer the request for tracing to the Kenya Red Cross who then will review the case and determine whether tracing can be initiated.     

Organizations providing support to children  

  • Child Line Kenya: 116 
  • Gender-Based Violence Hotline: 1195 
  • Department of Children Services, Sub County Children’s Office:  Approach Sub County Children’s officers in your respective area 
  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC) 

3rd Street, within Rev Kareri Primary School Premises, PCEA Eastleigh, Tel 0704300380, 0800720309 (Toll-Free),  

  • HESED Africa 

3rd Avenue 2nd street inside PCEA Church, Eastleigh (church premises), Tel 0202010968 

  • HIAS 

Mimosa office- Mbaruk Road, Off Muchai Drive, Off Ngong Rd, Tel 0798531053 

Eastleigh office- Juja Road Estate House no 59, Tel 0773551853  

Kayole office-Nasra Garden Estate (Next to Bee Centre), Tel 0700124857  

Kawangware office- Off Naivasha road, Near Skymatt Supermarket, Tel 0700124857 

  • Kenya Red Cross (KRC) 

Eastleigh, Andalus mall building located along general weruingi street former Kenya bus garage 4th floor room no 407, Tel 0715820219, Email [email protected] 

  • Kituo Cha Sheria (KCS) 

Pangani, KCDF House, Chai Road, 4th floor, Tel 0720806531 

  • National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) 

NCCK Huruma clinic at Jumuia Hospital, Tel 0704873342 

  • Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK) 

Haki House, Ndemi Road, Off Muringa Road, Kilimani, Tel 0800720868 (Toll-free), 0716391412 / 0703820361, Email [email protected] 

  • RefugePoint 

Chaka Rd, Titan Complex 2nd Floor, Tel 0202727040 

  • RefuSHE 

Head office- Gitanga Grove, off Gitanga Rd (Matatu number 46, next to Rusinga School), Tel 0731769094 

Eastleigh outreach office- Eastleigh First Avenue, Inside PCEA church, near Oromo mosque. Walk-in on Mondays.  

  • Windle International Kenya (WIK) 

No 10 Amboseli Road Off Gitanga Road, Lavington, Tel 0800720386 (Toll-free), [email protected] 

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