Child Protection

A “CHILD” is anyone below the age of 18. 

Who are children at risk?

Children at risk are at heightened risk as a result of exposure to risks in the wider protection environment and/or risks resulting from individual circumstances. Children at risk include unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), as well as other children facing violence, exploitation, abuse or neglect.

What are the risks they face?

Children may be at risk of neglect, child labour and exploitation, gender-based violence such as child marriage, child sexual abuse, early pregnancy, child trafficking, school dropout, idleness, and substance abuse.

Where to seek help or services to support children?

Save the Children provides child protection services in Mahama refugee camp, Kigali Urban, Huye Urban, Gashora ETM , Nyanza and Gatore reception centres. You can contact them Toll Free on: 8855

Plan International provides child protection services in Mugombwa, Kigeme, Nyabiheke, Kiziba refugee camps and Nkamira Transit center.

Toll free contact details for Plan International:

Kigeme camp: 0788317355

Kiziba camp: 0788317354

Nkamira TC: 078814144

Mugombwa Camp: 0788317364

Nyabiheke camp: 0788317364

ICRC/Rwanda Red Cross provides services related to family tracing and reunification.

National Child Development Agency (NCDA) is the national child protection agency

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