Monday 11 January 2021

Reuniting Families and Children: Peace's Story

Save the Children does whatever it takes to protect children from harm. In Mahama Camp, Save the Children has provided child protection interventions and case management including family tracing and reunification for children at risk since 2015. As the voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees continues, Save the Children has intensified its efforts and reunited 115 children in and outside the country.

Monday 11 January 2021

Reuniting Children and Families - Faith's Story

In 2015, Burundian refugees fled to Rwanda and other countries in the region. Since then, Save the Children has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response protecting children from harm in Mahama Camp. In Kirehe District, Save the Children delivers child protection interventions and case management for at risk children including those involved in incidents of child neglect, physical abuse, sexual exploitation and child defilement. Most survivors of abuse need long-term solutions. Save the Children and its stakeholders meet in the best interest determination panel to discuss child abuse cases and response plan

Monday 11 January 2021

Voices from our COVID-19 Response in Mahama Camp- Divine's Story

Divine, 15, has lived in Mahama Refugee Camp with her parents and six siblings since 2015.Multitalented Divine plays basketball, danc-es and now crochets as part of Save the Children’s Home-Based Recreation initiative. According to Divine, “Save the Children helped us by giving us crochets hooks and yarn so that we could start crocheting. You can’t wander around Akagera River if you have beautiful things like this at home.”

Monday 16 November 2020

Children in Mahama Camp given a healthy start in life

Save the Children provides maternal, newborn and child healthcare services for Burundian refugees living in Mahama Refugee Camp. Among its interventions, Save the Children implements an Infant and Young Child
Feeding (IYCF) program. The IYFC program provides vulnerable children including orphans, neglected babies, and children whose mothers are unable to breastfeed with infant formula, fresh food and wet nursing in some cases. In addition, Save the Children provides education, counselling, breastfeeding awareness and mobilization.

Monday 16 November 2020

Home Based recreational Initiative: Erneste's Story

Save the Children launched the Home-Based Recreation initiative to meet the child protection and recreational needs of children in Mahama Refugee Camp during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, 50 girls and 50 boys have been reached. Save the Children delivers essential, life-saving interventions to ensure that the 31,688 children hosted in Mahama Refugee Camp survive, learn and are protected from harm.