UNHCR and partners continue to mainstream services to persons with disabilities for both the host community and refugees in Kakuma and Kalobeyei. HI (Humanity and Inclusion, former known as Handicap International) and JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service) offer specialized services in their different centers operated in Kakuma and Kalobeyei but due to COVID-19, services at the centers have been minimized. Services that continue at the centers follow strict COVID-19 protocols. Home-based rehabilitative services for the most vulnerable persons with disabilities continue in both Kakuma and Kalobeyei.
HI provides rehabilitative services, including provision of mobility assistance and psychosocial support services to persons with disabilities in Kalobeyei settlement, Kakuma cam and the host community. HI also provides inclusive education in Kakuma and Kalobeyei and supports disability inclusive development creating livelihood linkages. You can access rehabilitative therapy services in HI centres in Kakuma 1, 2, 3 and 4 and in Kalobeyei Village 1, which are open between Monday to Friday 8 am – 5 pm.
JRS operates five inclusive education facilities, offering children with disabilities in Kakuma and the Turkana host community regular and specialized education, psychosocial services, and auxiliary services: while providing their parents with support, counseling, and training. JRS conducts community outreach to identify children with disabilities, and offers rehabilitation services, psychosocial support, and non-formal education to homebound children with disabilities.
Persons with disabilities can contact UNHCR through: