Tanzanian Children

About Tanzania

Tanzania is home to some of the world's hardest to reach children. Only 16% of Tanzanian children are currently registered at birth, according to the latest Tanzania surveys. And that percentage is even lower in rural areas, making it harder to identify and help children in need. With high child mortality and drop-out rates, there is much work to be done on core elements of our mission to help children survive and thrive.

Facts About

More than 53.4 Million
live there

About 30% of girls and boys are out of school

49 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

Our Work

While children, especially the poorest ones in Tanzania, still face many challenges to their survival, development, best interests and participation, the Government of Tanzania has set an enabling child rights framework for achieving positive changes in children’s lives: passing comprehensive laws to deal with children The Acts consolidate all the laws relating to children, promotion and protection of the welfare of a child. Save the Children is advocating to embed children’s rights that are proclaimed in various Policies such as the Child Development Policy, Health Policy, Employment Policy and National Nutrition Strategy among others into the new Constitution.

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 28,938
from harm

supported 22,173
in times of crisis

provided 342,687 children
with a healthy start in life

helped 1,313 families
feed their children

gave 300,129 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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