Appeal for help with Kenya’s Rape Crisis Centres

From Shailja Patel, please distribute widely. Sharon from Justice4Kenya will be coordinating all the addresses of the organizations who are working in Kenya. If you are an Aid organization please send your contact details to her at admin at justice4kenya dot com.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa has supported The Nairobi Women’s Hospital to set up 4 rape crisis response centres in Mathare, Huruma, Jamhuri Park and Kibera. They will provide shelter, security, and more importantly medical and psychological care to rape victims who are unable to access the services because the informal settlements have been sealed off by security personnel and violent protestors. Nairobi Women’s Hospital is now FULL , it has dealt with 19 cases in the last 24 hours. There are 75,000 displaced people in Jamhuri Park alone, majority of whom are women and children. The total numbers of displaced Kenyans exceeds 300,000 and is growing daily. Women and girls in these informal settlements shockingly vulnerable to sexual violence.

Other contributors to this initiative include St Johns Ambulance and the Red Cross, who have provided an ambulance and tents respectively. The Red Cross is also providing food to the refugees. Kenya Shillings 5.8 million (USD 90,000)is needed to get these rape crisis centres up and operating. UAF-Africa is contributing $10,000.

To Donate or help with fundraising, contact:

Vicky Karimi or Betty Murungi at
Urgent Action Fund-Africa
Life Ministry Centre
Jabavu Road, Kilimani
PO BOX 53841-00200
Nairobi Kenya
Tel +254 20 2731095
Fax +254 20 2731094

Lucy Kiamaa at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital
Gender Violence Recovery Centre
Nairobi Women’s Hospital
Argwings Kodhek Road , Hurlingham
P.O. Box 10552 – 00100
Tel: +254 20 2726821/4/6/7, +254 20 2736845
Fax: +254 20 2716651


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