Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 44.86 million
  • Population under 15: 42%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 62 years
  • Human Development Index: 145 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Lower Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 5.3%
  • Mean Household Composition: 3.9 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 32%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by 15 years): 29%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2014

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UNHCR-RefugePoint3 Apr 2017

UNHCR-RefugePoint is looking for a Child Protection Expert as part of its UNHCR-RefugePoint Collaboration Project. 

CNN10 Mar 2017

In this video, CNN exposes the exploitative factors of orphanages and volunteerism.

Aid & International Development Forum 28 Feb 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

Aid & Development Africa Summit looks at how technological innovations and best practices can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

Denise Stuckenbruck, Jini L. Roby – Wiley16 Feb 2017

The qualitative study in this article explores adoptions in Kenya: its motivations and barriers and if an increase in domestic adoptions would be in a child’s best interest.

Sunday Nation Reporter - Daily Nation29 Jan 2017

A Kenyan High Court ruled that a child had been irregularly adopted by foreigners and ordered the child to be returned to its naturally born parents.

L. Embleton, J. Nyandat, D. Ayuku, E. Sang, A. Kamanda, S. Ayaya, W. Nyandiko, P. Gisore, R. Vreeman, L. Atwoli, O. Galarraga, M. A. Ott, P. Braitstein — Journal of Adolescent Health16 Jan 2017

The attached study compared the care environments of family-based care and institutional care to determine if care environment contributed to differences in sexual behavior and/or sexual exploitati

Better Care Network and UNICEF22 Nov 2016

This video is presented by Better Care Network and UNICEF. It features interviews with experts, including members of the Kenya Care Leavers Association explaining some of the negative impacts of institutionalization and highlighting their efforts to support young people who are transitioning out of care. 

Mark Obiero - U Report8 Nov 2016

This article from Kenya discusses how different gender expectations leave boys at a higher risk for living on the streets.

Victoria N. Mutiso, Christine W. Musyimi, Albert Tele, David M. Ndetei - Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology3 Nov 2016

The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence, comorbidity and socio-demographic correlates of common mental disorders among orphan and vulnerable children (OVCs) in residential care.

EIN Presswire18 Oct 2016

Kenya launches its first police unit dedicated to the fight against child sexual exploitation and abuse.