Thursday 26 March 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a devastating blow to children in poverty

Many children around the world, including those displaced by conflict, live in vulnerable conditions, including in camps, informal settlements and on the streets. For some, they will be taking care of younger children of relatives or will be relied upon to work, to bolster family incomes. Many will not be in a position to isolate or distance themselves from others or comply with basic hygiene measures, including simply washing their hands. In many countries where there is no universal health care, the poorest are also unable to pay for testing or medical assessments, let alone treatment.

Thursday 26 March 2020

Urgent support needed as Covid-19 cases in Africa increase by more than 500 percent in one week

As the number of Covid-19 cases across the African continent rose dramatically this week, health systems that serve some of the most vulnerable and marginalised children and families in the world will come under ever-increasing strain, warns Save the Children. There are now at least 2,412 confirmed cases[i] across 43 countries in Africa - an increase of more than 500 per cent since 17 March[ii] - with only nine countries without a confirmed case.

Monday 9 March 2020

Burundian Refugee Influx - Mahama Refugee Camp February

A national campaign named ‘’Rwanda Cares” aiming at Hepatitis C Elimination in Rwanda was launched in Mahama camp in January and It’s a big relief to Burundian refugees who had been waiting for so long. This is a result of a joint effort of Save the Children, ALIGHT, MINEMA and UNHCR and it is a big step towards the integration of refugees into the national health care systems.

Thursday 5 March 2020

Excluding children with disabilities is discrimination – all children have rights!

With our implementing partner UWEZO Youth Empowerment we work closely with the youth and children with disability (Y/CWD) to promote the implementation of the State obligations and commitments to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children (UNCRC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD).

Monday 1 July 2019

First Steps Program Improves Child Learning Outcomes in Rwanda

The program targeting parents with children aged 0-3 years aims to determine the most feasible and cost-effective approach to delivering parenting education for the Rwanda context and as well identify effective ways of achieving improvements in parenting practices, child development indicators, and emergent literacy promotion.