Adoption date 28/04/2016

Regional Development and Protection Programme in Kenya: Support to the Kalobeyei Development Programme

The overall objective of the action is to create an evidence-based, innovative and sustainable development and protection solution for refugees and host communities in Kalobeyei through the establishment of an integrated settlement area, in which refugees and the host community live together peacefully, have access to social services and develop economic ties to build sustainable livelihoods.
The action will cover parts of the preparatory phase as well as the first phase of the Kalobeyei Integrated Social and Economic Development Plan (KISEDP).

Main objectives

The specific objectives of the project are: (1) improved health standards for the population in Kalobeyei and surrounding areas; (2) increased food and nutrition security for host com-munities and refugees, as well as strengthened economic resilience and well-being; (3) increased school enrolment of children in Kalobeyei and surrounding communities according to educational standards; (4) improved child safety and wellbeing; and (5) increased social cohesion and reduced conflict over resources.

This action in numbers

1 176
Number of jobs created
44 534
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities
2 861
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development
1 142
Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities
191 293
Number of people receiving basic social services
55 595
Number of people receiving nutrition assistance
26 211
Number of people receiving food-security related assistance
12 506
Hectares of land benefitting from improved agricultural management
Number of social infrastructure built or rehabilitated
Number of MSMEs created or supported
Number of job placements facilitated and/or supported
38 594
Number of people reached by information campaigns on resilience-building practices and basic rights
1 184
Number of staff from local authorities and basic service providers benefitting from capacity building for strengthening services delivery
42 545
Number of people having improved access to basic services
Number of strategies, policies and plans developed and / or directly supported
Number of multi-stakeholders groups and learning mechanisms formed and regularly gathering
Number of planning, monitoring, learning, data-collection and analysis tools set up, implemented and / or strengthened

News & Stories

A farmer tends to her eggplants in Kalobeyei settlement. WFP Scarlett O’Sullivan January 2020
NEWS | 12 June 2020

Kenya: Accessing safe and fresh produce even during the coronavirus lock-down

The World Food Programme (WFP) programme, financed by the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), has provided long-term support to farming amongst local and refugee families in Kenya. It also proved to be a lifeline during the pandemic.
Story by Martin Karimi

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A Turkana woman poses for a photo with her new born at the Kalobeyei maternity. The maternity is accessed by refugees and Kenyans alike.UNHCR
NEWS | 21 April 2020

Kalobeyei Health Facility prepares to prevent spread of COVID-19, whilst continuing to deliver health services to both refugees and Kenyans

The Kalobeyei Health Facility started its operations in 2019 and currently offers comprehensive out-patient services to both refugee and the host communities in Kalobeyei settlement and its surrounding areas. The construction of the health facility was funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) and its operation...

NEWS | 06 November 2018

Susan joined the Kalobeyei traders programme that is building business skills and creating new opportunities for communities hosting refugees in Kenya

Susan Amekwi has just completed distributing highly nutritious flour to refugee families in Village 2 of Kalobeyei settlement in northern Kenya. She is a trader, one of 17 Kenyan host community traders contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Kalobeyei, with the support of the EU Trust...

Ishara Baraka, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, prepares a garden behind her house in Kalobeyei settlement in northern Kenya. @WFP/Martin Karimi.Ishara Baraka, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, prepares a garden behind her house in Kalobeyei settlement in northern Kenya. @WFP/Martin Karimi.
NEWS | 12 June 2018

Helping refugees in Kalobeyei Settlement to grow their own food

Ishara Baraka scoops mounds of manure and diligently mixes it with the soil. She is preparing a garden behind her house in Kalobeyei settlement in readiness for planting. “Back home, I was a farmer. Here, I intend to plant cowpeas and vegetables such as amaranth and okra,” said Ishara, a...