Wednesday 8 April 2020

Alarm grows in Africa as continent records its 10,000th case of COVID-19

Some of the most vulnerable children and their families across Africa who depend on the informal economy for their livelihoods are and will increasingly be impacted by measures designed to stop the spread of COVID-19, Save the Children is warning, as the number of people on the continent infected with COVID-19 reached 10,000 yesterday

Monday 6 April 2020

#Kwibuka26- The 26th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in rwanda

7th April, 2020 marks the start of the 26th commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. #Kwibuka26 provides an important opportunity to remember the victims of the genocide, preserve its evidence and educate about its history as well as the lessons that Rwanda. It is also the time to #Remember and honour the memory of the over one million victims, #Unite through the strength and dignity of our nation, and #Renew our determination to build a prosperous future for generations to come.

Tuesday 31 March 2020

PRESS RELEASE- COVID-19: Most marginalised children will bear the brunt of unprecedented school closures in Rwanda and around the world

31st March, 2020, Kigali – Governments and communities must act now to ensure that millions of vulnerable children do not lose out on their education as schools close their gates to try and contain the Coronavirus outbreak, warns Save the Children.

Monday 30 March 2020

Press Release: Slow coronavirus response to cost millions of lives in poorest countries

LONDON, March 27, 2020 – Swift action to contain the spread of coronavirus would save at least three million lives in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia according to new research from Imperial College, but this prediction understates the number of lives at stake, warns Save the Children. The Imperial College modelling compares different scenarios for the Covid-19 response. The first is early and decisive action to test and isolate cases, promote social distancing, and treat affected populations. This predicts 800,000 deaths. Delayed action increases that figure to almost four million deaths.

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.