Combined measles-rubella campaign kicks off in Rwanda 12 March 2013: Rwanda is the first sub-Saharan African country to roll out the combined measles-rubella vaccine which means that more children will be protected from preventable diseases and have the chance to reach their full potential. Here is what UNICEF Rwanda Representative, Noala Skinner had to say about the campaign...
Girinke Munyarwanda: Magic Cow Rwanda 31August 2012: During Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, 90 per cent of cattle were slaughtered, devastating the livelihoods of many Rwandans. By providing the poorest households with cattle, the One Cow per Poor Family Programme improves the livelihoods of those most in need and reinstitutes lost pride through the recovery of a traditional symbol of wealth. One Cow per Poor Family provides poor households with a dairy cow. The cow not only supplies milk, which can be an important source of nutrition and income to families, but also manure, which is a source of fertilizer for crops and biogas for cooking.
Providing support to refugees in Rwanda June 2012: A new wave of violence in the Eastern DRC has displaced over 100 000 people. Some 10 000 people, mostly women and children have taken refuge at the Nkamira Transit Center in Gisenyi, Rwanda. But this center is over-capacity and while the government of Rwanda together with UN and other partners are working hard to meet their basic needs and services, more is required. While for now the refugees have found safety, food, water and basic healthcare, no one is sure when it will be safe for them to return home.
Rwanda rolls out rotavirus vaccine to promote child survival June 2012: Misbah Sheikh, Rwanda's Chief of Communication, meets with mothers in Rulindo, rural Rwanda, to talk about how the rotavirus vaccine will impact on child well-being.
Rwandan youth speak out for inclusion and protection 4 January 2012: UNICEF correspondent Suzanne Beukes reports on Rwanda's 7th National Children's Summit, which was an important step forward for child rights.
Rwanda 7th National Children's Summit Grassroots Consultations Kigali, Rwanda, January 3, 2012 - Thousands of children including refugees, orhpans, children living with disabilities attended consulations in the lead up to Rwanda's seventh annual Children's Summit, which brought together over 500 children as well as policy makers in Rwanda's National Parliament to give their recommendations as to how to make Rwanda a better place for all children.
Acting Now To Save The Future UNICEF Innocenti on Sep 22, 2011 - In the last decade compelling evidence has emerged on the importance and impact of the a child's early years on his or her entire future. What a child experiences in the first five years essentially shapes his entire childhhod, youth and adult life. This video is a first glimpse into why we must give children the best start we can.
UNICEF: Rwandan student films premier during FIFA World Cup 2010 GISENYI, Rwanda, 23 June 2010 - Aspiring filmmakers in a remote village in Rwanda now have an exciting opportunity to share their vision of the world.
Schools for Africa -Rwanda - Child Friendly School 1 June 2009 - Schools for Africa, a partnerhsip between UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society, aims to benefit 8 million more children by creating conditions that will attract children to school, keep them there and provide them with a safe and protective environment where they can learn, play and become masters of their own lives.
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Rwanda School in a Box Febuary 2009 - Thousands of Rwanda's children lost family members, were orphaned and/or displaced, and experienced trauma brought on by the violence and killings they witnessed firsthand during the 1994 civil unrest.
Rwandan conference on children with HIV/AIDS KIGALI, Rwanda, 16 December 2008 - The Mashirika Theatre group opened the countrys annual Conference on Children Affected By HIV/AIDS. The performers and children are survivors of the 1994 genocide.
UNICEF: Maternal and child health improves in Rwanda KIGALI, Rwanda, 29 September 2008 Rwanda recently celebrated its first-ever week to promote the health and well-being of its women and children.
Rediscovering childhood in Rwandan schools NEW YORK, USA, 8 July 2008 -- In Rwanda, which is still recovering from its 1994 genocide and now faces the spread of HIV, UNICEF and its partners have established child-friendly schools to help young students rediscover what childhood is all about.
Rwandan and Liberian youth in Eye See III Workshop NEW YORK, USA, 24 April 2008 -- Each equipped with a camera and a unique perspective, dozens of children in Rwanda and Liberia recently spent a week with internationally renowned photographer and frequent UNICEF contributor Giacomo Pirozzi for a series of training workshops called 'Eye See III'.
Mourning Rwandan genocide, 14 years on NEW YORK, USA, 8 April 2008 -- Marking the 14th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last night pledged to step up efforts aimed at stopping such tragedies from happening again.