Burundi refugee crisis worsens
Plan International is responding to the needs of children as thousands of Burundian refugees continue to flood into Rwanda and Tanzania.
Plan International has been operating in Rwanda since 2007 to change gender and social norms as well as policies that hold children back from reaching their potential.
Together with communities, we secure deep-rooted and long-lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives, with a focus on equal power, freedom and representation for girls.
We advance children’s rights in Rwanda by working in strategic partnerships, coalitions and networks with like-minded organisations. Our ambition is to support 2.2 million girls, 1 million boys and 400,000 young people to learn, lead, decide and thrive in an environment that respects their rights and empowers them with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about their lives.
We are present at national and local levels with a focus on the districts of Bugesera, Nyaruguru, and Gatisbo. We also work in 6 refugee camps across the country.
Our programmes are focused on issues that affect children, especially girls, in both development and humanitarian settings.
Our priorities include: