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 11.6 Million
people live there
About 16% of girls and boys are out of school
42 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
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...
children from harm
children in times of crisis
provided 241,378 children
with a healthy start in life
gave 2,750 children
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report.
You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015;