NCCK Courtesy Call to UNHCR
September 9, 2022
A delegation from NCCK led by the Programmes Director have today 9th September 2022, paid a courtesy call to the UNHCR Head of Substation in Kakuma.
During the meeting the NCCK team passed messages of goodwill from the NCCK General Secretary and thanked the UNHCR for the continuous support and partnership towards NCCK programming work in Kakuma. The team further discussed the Council’s current involvement in digitization of service delivery and working as one unit for improved efficiency and effectiveness.
Mr. Nicolas Kaburaburyo, the Head of the UNHCR Substation in Kakuma welcomed the NCCK team and acknowledged and applauded the work by the NCCK in the camp. He further mentioned the commitment by the UNHCR to continue working very closely with the church to ensure improved livelihoods of the refugees in the camps.
The NCCK is currently in partnership and support from the UNHCR is currently implementing a shelter and infrastructure programme for refugees and the host community in Kakuma with a goal of promoting human dignity for displaced persons. Over 1,400 shelters were built, and 12,229 asylum seekers helped through this project between January and June 2022. Another project being implemented in partnership with the UNHCR is the Urban Refugee Servies Programme (URAP) that aims at improving the health status of refugees in urban areas of Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado and Machakos counties. The project also facilitates medical referral of camp refugees from Dadaab and Kakuma for tertiary care in Nairobi. 6,216 urban refugees were assisted by this project between January and June 2022.
Also present during the meeting was the Senior Programs Officer UNHCR, Adama Nzongo and Settlement Planning Officer UNHCR, Nnamdi Nnaji. The NCCK delegation was also comprised of the Human Resource Manager, Legal Representative, Finance Manager, and the Camp Coordinator.