Safe from the Start: Burundian refugee women and girls welcome the construction of an “Opportunity Center” in Mahama camp to combat gender-based violence
Opportunity Centre: Women and girls in Mahama camp look forward to having a safe place to share their experiences and to support one another.
Early Childhood Development Programs in Rwanda’s Refugee Camps Help to Address the Psychological Impact of Forced Displacement
Today UNHCR and its partners ensure that 7147 refugee children are enrolled in Early Child Development programs throughout Rwanda.
Sports are playing an ever-greater role in the work of the UNHCR to bring positive value to children’s lives, especially for the growing number of youths living in refugee camps in Rwanda.
After witnessing violence and torture in Burundi, refugee youth in Rwanda are grateful for the chance to study abroad
Ten Burundian refugee students have been eligible to attend university in France on a full scholarship, thanks to the efforts of Maison Shalom.
Congolese refugee Prince Nzamuwe makes the most of education opportunities offered by UNHCR with support from the Educate A Child Fund
Education is a basic right that restores dignity in children driven from their homes and it is UNHCR’s policy that every child have the right to a quality education.
Macumu Maurice is a 48 years old sculptor, who fled Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and sought refuge in Rwanda.
Shema’s mother, Jeannette Nyirabakobwa, mother of 8 can hardly get the means to complement the assistance provided to her family.
Rwanda has been absorbing a large influx of refugees for over two decades. Refugees mostly flee conflict, persecution, and natural disasters in their countries in search of stability within a host country.
Even for the smallest children of Mahama, a stray bottle cap and a recent rain can create the perfect conditions for sailing a boat down a mighty river. Even in the harsh life of a refugee camp, a child’s imagination will always roam free.
Despite her fears, Jacqueline was determined to restart her life. Today, she is part of a team of nine community mobilizers with UNHCR partner Plan International, who work in Gihembe camp, engaging in discussions and raising awareness of SGBV and gender equality.