Refugee Response Plan to help South Sudanese refugees access to education

Kakuma refugee camp. Photo: The Lutheran World Federation/James Macharia

Nairobi, December 19, 2018 (SSNA) — A Kenyan-based Refugee Response Plan (RRP) has partnered with the government of Kenya to help South Sudanese refugees pursue education in camps, a statement obtained by the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) has revealed.

RRP said it will promote economic inclusion and business opportunities for both refugees and the host community.

“In partnership with the Government of Kenya, RRP partners will work on a comprehensive protection and integrated development approach that focuses on: providing refugees with protection and assistance; promoting refugee and host community access to sustainable quality basic services (health, education, and water) and promoting economic inclusion and business opportunities,” a statement reads in part, adding “This will enhance peaceful coexistence between refugees and the host community.

The regional Refugee Response Plan also stated that it will work closely with its partners to make better changes in the lives of South Sudan refugees. Kenya is home to more than 114,000 South Sudanese refugees, according to latest United Nations estimates.

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