Providing Support and Protection to Refugees from the DRC in Rwanda
15 May 2012 - Just a few metres from Africa’s Great Lake Kivu, hundreds of women and children wait patiently to board a UNHCR truck. They are waiting to be transported to the Nkamira Transit Centre, where they hope they will find “shelter, food and peace”
Future Journalists – Power of Media Clubs
May, 2012: A two and a half days training in print and radio journalism has been held for 50 members of Media Clubs from the Northern Province of Rwanda.
Rwanda marks another step in pioneering Child Survival
May 6 2012 - On Saturday evening, at the tarmac of Kigali International Airport, a special cargo plane landed and ushered in a new chapter in child survival in Rwanda.
Rwanda’s strong will to give her Children the Best Possible Start in Life
19 April 2012: Her Excellency Jeannette Kagame, the First Lady of the Republic of Rwanda and Guest of Honour opened the Early Childhood Development (ECD) National Stakeholders Meeting and launched the Global Action week.
Rwanda to provide ten vaccines to children
29 March 2012 - This week UNICEF delivered 111 vaccine storage refrigerators to Rwanda’s Minister of Health to ensure that the country was set for the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine.
UNICEF supports Rwandan children to access justice
29 March 2012 - This week, more than 215 pending cases of children in detention without trial, were heard as part of an on-going process to ensure that the backlog of cases – particularly where children are concerned – is cleared as quickly as possible.
World Water Day event brings first-time clean water to 17,000 Rwandan children and their families
19 March 2012: It was a memorable day. The sun was shining; children were smiling and the Mayor of Nyabihu, a district some two hours away from Rwanda’s capital was beaming with pride. He had reason to.
Revealing results from Rwanda's Home Fortification Report: A balanced diet may not be a nutritious one
23 January 2012 - A recent report on Home Fortification, conducted by the Ministry of Health, with support from UNICEF and others finds that home fortification – using micronutrient powders (MNP) must not be used as a standalone method.
UNICEF supports a better understanding of Social Protection in Rwanda
15 November 2011 - UNICEF concluded a week-long workshop on the importance of child-sensitive social protection. The workshop and a seminar was organised for government officials and vice mayors from all of the country’s 30 districts.
Rwanda celebrates Global Handwashing Day
17 October 2011 - Poor sanitation and hygiene contributes to millions of preventable deaths every year, including 1.6 million from diarrhoea alone.
New policy detailing Rwanda’s vision and commitment to all children approved
17 October 2011: The National Integrated Child Rights Policy and its Strategic Plan were approved by the Rwandan Cabinet on 30 September 2011.