UNICEF Rwanda country profile
A brief overview of the Rwandan context and UNICEF programmes and achievements
UNICEF began its development work in Rwanda in 1986. After the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, UNICEF's assistance focused on emergency, recovery, and small-scale projects. In 2007-2008, UNICEF's work in Rwanda shifted to larger scale projects and national policy support to key government priority areas.
The 2018-2023 UNICEF Rwanda Country Programme continues to support the realisation of the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged. The programme focuses on seven priority areas: child health, including HIV prevention; nutrition; early childhood development; education; child protection; water, sanitation and hygiene; and social policy and research.
This country profile document provides a succinct overview of the seven UNICEF programmes in Rwanda, as well as some key achievements in the last few years.