Rwanda stands out as one of few countries in the world on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of cutting maternal and child mortality. Despite extreme poverty and the legacy of the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has already halved the number of deaths of children under five and is now driving through an ambitious program to save even more lives. We're a vital part of this process.
More than 12 Million
people live there
Girls only stay in school an average of 10 years
52 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $1 a day
Our projects in early childhood care, health and protection help thousands of children and provide a model of what could be done in other places. Nearly 1 million Rwandans were killed in 100 days of genocide in 1994. In the aftermath, we reunited 40,000 children with their families. Today we’re providing access to good quality healthcare in rural Rwanda.
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children from harm
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report.
You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014