New Rescue Center for Victims of Trafficking in Kenya

Over the past 2-3 months we have been dealing with a shelter crisis (read about it here) that caused disruption to our work with reintegration and rehabilitation of victims of trafficking. More importantly, it meant we could no longer offer a secure and stable environment for the victims we were supporting. After a lot of work, long hours and tears from our dedicated team, we are extremely happy to announce that from today there will be a dedicated rescue center for victims of trafficking in Kenya. The local Advisory Council and the District Children Office inspected the rescue center and although there were still a few details left to fix such as getting all the furniture delivered, the inspection team was happy with the progress and have given an approval for the center to begin it’s operations.

By Rehema Baya

By Rehema Baya

We will not share the location or announce the staff that work there both to protect the victim and our staff as the Rescue Center is meant to be a safe house and the place will not be open for the public. However, we can say that the rescue center is in a safe neighborhood within 1-2 hours’ drive from Nairobi City Centre. The Centre will have a maximum capacity of 20 female victims of trafficking from the ages 8-18. We still have not decided on a name for the place and although we have some ideas, but if anyone have a good suggestion we are willing to listen.

Now that we are offering accommodation full-time to victims of trafficking if you have anything you would like to donate it would be very well received. Whether it’s monetary or items such as food items, household items, hygienic items, toys or books, we would be extremely grateful. We would like to thank our supporters who donate every month and also thank Bobmil Group who donated 21 mattresses. We are also extremely grateful for our donors such as Misereor, Misean Cara, Walk Free Foundation, Razem Dla Afryki, Mensen met een Missie and Missio Austria who allow us to assist victims of trafficking in Kenya. Lastly, we would also like to extend our gratitude to our UK partner Medaille Trust who have helped us by generously sharing their own shelter guidelines and manuals which has made the transition a lot easier.

Finally, from the management we are extremely proud and honored that we are able to work with such a capable and dedicated team that never wavered and worked extremely hard and diligent to make this rescue center a reality.

We are happy to receive the first residents of the rescue center today!

6 Comments

  1. Julius Ncharo
    Nov 30, 2016

    God will help haarts for thing there doing. I m happy for this

  2. Loise
    Dec 1, 2016

    This is great news. Wishing you all the best as you set out to do this amazing noble work of reaching out, rescuing, giving shelter and care to girls who are victims of the greed, moral decay and inhumane acts of the people who they trust!!!!!
    Trafficking of girls is perpetrated by people they thought they could trust, and this affects the woman within, and its a process to make them trust again, love again and see the world as good!

  3. Noha Roukoss
    Dec 27, 2016

    Dear all,
    congrats to have a new shelter,
    Is it possible to refer cases from Caritas Lebanon, if we have any case that needs assistance to go back home,
    Good Luck,
    sincerely,
    Noha Roukoss

    • frygtl0s
      Dec 28, 2016

      Thank you Roha, we’ll get back to you on email.

  4. isaac koshom
    Jun 7, 2017

    I like the way we are joining hands together to help in the human trafficking where are your offices please, we need to check if there are people still mistreated in middle east and we need to bring them home, its painful to see how kenyans are suffering in arab country from the view videos in U TUBE

  5. isaac koshom
    Jun 7, 2017

    i also need your contacts and office i can visit there one time in nairobi

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