Read our 2022 annual report
Why are we in Rwanda? Since the 1994 genocide, when over 800,000 people were killed over a period of 100 days, Rwanda has made remarkable progress. Generally, peace and stability have been maintained within the country’s borders and there have been noted improvements in economic growth. However, chronic malnutrition and poverty still exist in the poorest provinces in Rwanda.
Rwanda is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa
Despite the development progress made so far, Rwanda is ranked 165th out of 191 countries in the Human Development Index 2022 and is facing significant challenges. 38.2% of the population are still living in poverty and 16% in extreme poverty. Chronic malnutrition also remains a serious challenge. We are currently implementing the Graduation programme, supporting extremely poor and vulnerable households.
The results of our six-year graduation programme reflect significant improvements in the lives of those supported. Recent graduates show an increased economic wellbeing score of 178% above baseline, proving the programme's strong progress and success.
Supporting policy change
Shelters for homeless households
Newstalk country visit
The Rwandan genocide tore the African nation apart and saw over 800,000 people killed in just 100 days. Newstalk's Shona Murray visited Rwanda with Concern to meet those who lived through it and to see how they're rebuilding their lives.
How we're helping Rwanda
Our programmes in Rwanda employ innovative techniques and models, such as linking agriculture and nutrition, and applying the graduation model, to help transform the lives of the extreme poor.
Latest from Rwanda
Rwandan genocide: A story of joy at a child reunification centre
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