Nearly half of all children whose growth is stunted by poor nutrition face further threats from climate change because they are growing up in the countries most vulnerable to its impacts, new analysis from Save the Children reveals on the eve of World Food Day (Oct 16).
Floods are a recurrent problem in the east African country of Burundi. The country’s topography and the absence of proper roads and drainage infrastructure means residents of the city of Bujumbura have to flee their homes almost every rainy season.
In Burundi in April 2020, entire villages west of the city of Bujumbura were overwhelmed by water, after days of torrential rains caused rivers and lakes to burst their banks.
Since 2015, Save the Children has strived to protect and keep safe more than 31,000 children in Mahama Camp. In collaboration with UNHCR and MINEMA, Save the Children traces families and reunites them with their children in Rwanda and Burundi.
Fearing for the lives of his children, a father of eight sent his family to Rwanda alone with a promise of joining them later. Ishimwe, 13, settled in Kigali with his siblings who range from age 9 to 26. Although safe, threats to the young family’s survival persisted.
Save the Children is committed to support the Government of Rwanda to fulfil its obligation towards the realization of the rights of girls and boys with and without disabilities. This is done through different ways that include strengthening the Rwandan legal and policy framework, strengthening child rights and child protection systems, monitoring child rights with children, working on public investment in children, engaging and strengthening the capacity of the civil society actors including children to engage the government on matters that affect children and lead evidence-based advocacy
This brief profiles how MOMENTUM adapted and scaled up an evidence-based Rwandan radio program on nurturing care called "First Steps Intera za Mbere." The program adapted to COVID-19 restrictions to respond to the urgent need created to reach caregivers with vital health information and prevention measures while also expanding the program's reach across the country. "First Steps Intera za Mbere" supports caregivers to provide nurturing care, support child development, improve learning outcomes, and increase emergent literacy promotion for children ages zero to three years old through group sessions and radio programming.