The Toy Movement partnered with Save the Children to deliver 35,000 toys to children in the Dadaab Refugee Camp, where they face protection risks including violence, exploitation, neglect, trafficking and recruitment into armed groups. Many have fled armed conflict in neighbouring countries. Adding to that, three years of drought in region has dramatically increased food insecurity and limited access to clean water has sent families in the host community far from home in search of water for themselves and their livestock. The psychological toll of displacement and adverse conditions put children’s well-being at risk.
Through this partnership, toys were given out to children in Child Friendly Spaces, schools and hospitals, providing them the opportunity to develop important skills through play.