Map & Basic Information

  • Area

    583,000 square kilometers

  • Population

    54.03 million (2020, World Bank)

  • Capital


  • Ethnicity

    Kikuyu, Luhya, Kalenjin, Luo, Kamba, etc.

  • Language

    Swahili, English

  • Religion

    Traditional religion, Christianity, Islam


Source:Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Issues to be addressed

In Kenya, the disparity in educational opportunity between urban areas and rural areas including refugee camps has become a considerable challenge. In rural areas, various challenges remain, including the inadequacy of educational facilities such as school buildings, early marriage and pregnancy, and lack of understanding of the importance of education among parents. Many children and youths are unable to receive education, which makes and thus it is difficult for them to have hope for the future.


Food Distribution

Women carrying food they received.

Food packages (rice, beans, corn flour, etc.) are distributed to local residents facing food crises due to drought and rising prices. These packages are delivered to particularly vulnerable groups such as single-person households with elderly members and households with only children.

Support for secondary education

Students receiving training in counseling skills.

In the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement and Kakuma Refugee Camp, AAR Japan provides secondary education support to refugee children, including the construction of school facilities such as classrooms, the promotion of life skills education, conducting counseling, and establishing a management system to maintain school facilities.

Major Activities in Past

  • 2017 - 2022

    Improving the livelihoods of

    AAR conducted activities aimed at improving the livelihoods and protection of the young people of the refugee and host communities.

  • 2012 - 2015


    To mitigate the effects of recurring droughts, we installed and repaired water supply facilities and established a sustainable management system for residents to operate the facilities on their own.

  • 2013

    Emergency flood relief

    We delivered emergency relief to the victims of the flood which affected more than 80,000 people. We distributed blankets, food, and other necessities to those in need.