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

About 16% of girls and boys are out of school

42 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

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 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015;

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