Rwanda Children

About Rwanda

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.

Facts About

More than 11.6 Million
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 Work

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.

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 55,394
from harm

supported 22,975
in times of crisis

provided 241,378 children
with a healthy start in life

gave 2,750 children
vital nourishment

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

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