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Iftar raises Sh15m for refugee education

Kenya hosts more than 450,000 refugees, 77 per cent of whom are women and children.

In Summary

• UNHCR and the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims raised the money on Friday

UNHCR representative Fathia Abdalla welcomes Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan Abdi as her colleague Needa Raouf looks on
UNHCR representative Fathia Abdalla welcomes Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan Abdi as her colleague Needa Raouf looks on
Image: Elizabeth Ngigi

At least Sh15 million has been raised to support refugee education. UNHCR and the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims raised the money on Friday at their fundraising Iftar dinner.

UNHCR Kenya representative Fathiaa Abdalla said, "I was inspired by the refugee youth speakers at the dinner and was incredibly encouraged to see a diverse group of change-makers gather together for one evening to support the plight of people forced to flee by investing in their education.”

Kenya hosts more than 450,000 refugees, 77 per cent of whom are women and children. Most refugee children living in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps only have access to primary education.

Kenya Red Cross secretary general Abbass Gullet, Supkem chair Yusuf Nzibo, Garissa Governor Ali Bunow and UNHCR special envoy Mohamed Affey
Kenya Red Cross secretary general Abbass Gullet, Supkem chair Yusuf Nzibo, Garissa Governor Ali Bunow and UNHCR special envoy Mohamed Affey
Image: Elizabeth Ngigi
UNHCR deputy representative Walpurga Englbrecht with staffers Bornwell Kantande and Halimo Obsiye
UNHCR deputy representative Walpurga Englbrecht with staffers Bornwell Kantande and Halimo Obsiye
Image: Elizabeth Ngigi
Nancy Aburi from UNHCR special envoy's office pose and Josiane Uwineza of UNHCR Kenya
Nancy Aburi from UNHCR special envoy's office pose and Josiane Uwineza of UNHCR Kenya
Image: Elizabeth Ngigi
Amb Mohammed Mahat with Nzibo, Bunow and Affey
Amb Mohammed Mahat with Nzibo, Bunow and Affey
Image: Elizabeth Ngigi