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World + 14 others
Disability Inclusion: Translating Policy into Practice in Humanitarian Action

A new report highlights the challenges facing about 6.7 million people with disabilities who are forcibly displaced around the world due to persecution, conflict and human rights violations.

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Ibuka raises alarm over killing of survivors



Posted Friday, April 18 2014 at 17:36

In Summary

  • Ibuka has released a report indicating that at least 168 genocide survivors, were killed between 2002 and 2014, in what is believed to be an attempt to stop them from giving evidence on the planning and execution of the 1994 genocide.

It has been two decades since the Genocide Against the Tutsi, which claimed the lives of more than a million people and left the country in ruins in just 100 days.

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Rwanda's Batwa could be ‘left behind, forgotten’


By Edmund Kagire

Posted Friday, April 18 2014 at 17:36

In Summary

  • New report claims that a section of Rwandans classified under the ‘Twa’ could be forgotten and left behind.
  • Rwanda called on to do more to address specific needs of vulnerable Batwa community.
  • Rwandan government classifies the Batwa people under the “historically marginalised”.

Twenty years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda has received plaudits for the socio-economic achievements registered over the past two decades.

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Rwanda leads in HIV treatment


By Christabel Ligami Special Correspondent

Posted Friday, April 18 2014 at 17:35

In Summary

HIV prevalence in Rwanda is 2.9 per cent of the adult population.

Rwanda is the first country globally to achieve the universal coverage of HIV treatment under the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines of 2009.

The achievement of universal HIV coverage has since resulted in more than half of HIV diagnoses and annual incidence falling by 90 per cent.

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Rwanda + 1 other
Peace education in post-genocide Rwanda

Peace Direct

April 22 2014: Rwandan peacebuilder Jean de Dieu Basabose looks at the commemorative events for the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, and explains the importance of peace education in preventing future genocides in Rwanda and beyond.

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Rwanda Red Cross volunteers assist the traumatized during genocide commemorations

On April 7, Rwanda began 100 days of memorials to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the start of the genocide which claimed more than 800,000 lives.

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Somalia + 8 others
East Africa Price Bulletin April 2014

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

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Uganda + 8 others
East Africa Food Security Outlook - April to September 2014

Assumptions for quarterly food security analysis

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Rwanda + 1 other
Vingt ans après, le Conseil dénonce la négation du génocide au Rwanda et mobilise les états membres contre un tel crime

Conseil de sécurité
7155e séance – matin

Le Vice-Secrétaire général, M. Jan Eliasson, souligne les progrès accomplis par l’ONU en matière de mécanismes d’alerte et de diplomatie préventive

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Bulletin humanitaire provincial : Province du Sud-Kivu, RD Congo - Mars 2014


  • Au 31 mars 2014, 518 201 personnes étaient en situation de déplacement au Sud-Kivu

  • Plus de 4 000 familles retournées ont été assistées, des ressources manquent pour plus de 10 000 autres

  • Le choléra nécessite des solutions durables au-delà des efforts de la communauté humanitaire

  • Le manque de ressources limite la réponse aux besoins humanitaires multiples et croissants

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 3 others
Unanimously adopting resolution 2150 (2014), Security Council calls for recommitment to fight against genocide


Security Council
7155th Meeting (AM)

Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda, the Security Council condemned without reservation any denial of the genocide and urged member States to develop educational programmes to help prevent similar events.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2150 (2014), the Council called upon States to recommit to prevent and fight against genocide and other serious crimes under international law.

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Les réfugiés hutu rwandais en RDC incités au retour

04/15/2014 07:24 GMT

Par Habibou BANGRÉ

GOMA, 15 avril 2014 (AFP) - Vingt ans après le génocide, les dizaines de milliers de réfugiés rwandais hutu toujours présents en République démocratique du Congo sont incités à rentrer au Rwanda, où les conditions de vie sont meilleures, mais la question est toujours loin d'être réglée.

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World + 2 others
GAFSP: Improving Incomes, Reducing Hunger

World Bank


  • After four years on the ground—the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) has reached one-third of IDA-only countries, with poverty averaging 50%.

  • Countries receiving public funds have seen strong results—including drastically increased yields and extensive training for smallholders.

  • Public Sector Window has allocated 96% of pledged funds.

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Rwanda Price Bulletin April 2014

Beans are the most common staple commodities across all regions in Rwanda. Maize, cassava, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and bananas are also very important. Beans and Maize are cultivated generally in all districts of the Country, Irish potato mainly in Northern and Western parts of the Country and Banana in Eastern parts. Staple food prices are usually lower in January-February, after season A, and in July-August, following the season B harvest. Prices are higher in October-November and May-June during the lean periods.

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Rwanda : « Notre rôle est de briser ce cercle de violence »

« Le mot pour dire "traumatisme" n'existait pas au Rwanda avant le génocide des Tutsis », explique Augustin Nziguheba, psychologue et coordonnateur technique des projets de santé mentale de Handicap International. « Les problèmes de santé mentale causés par le stress post-traumatique lié au génocide ont de graves répercussions sur la société. Ils ont une incidence sur les difficultés rencontrées au sein même de la famille, sur l'augmentation des pratiques sexuelles à risque, sur les phénomènes de violence et sur l'incapacité à trouver du travail...

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United States Urges Partner Countries To Increase Support for the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 12, 2014

Trust Fund Produces High Impact, Sustainable Results in the Global Fight against Poverty and Hunger

The Secretaries of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State yesterday sent a letter to international partner countries urging nations around the world to expand their support for the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP).

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Rwanda, 20 ans après : « ce qu’il me reste de cette histoire, c’est une grande tristesse »

Le 13 avril 1994, le Dr Jean-Hervé Bradol, responsable des programmes MSF au Rwanda et au Burundi, arrivait à Kigali avec son équipe d’urgence pour ouvrir un programme chirurgical et soigner les rescapés. Vingt ans après, c’est aux centaines de collègues MSF rwandais massacrés qu’il rend hommage.

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Back to Rwanda


GOMA, 11 April 2014 (IRIN) - The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) has long been one of the most significant armed groups active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where it has been based ever since its founders fled neighbouring Rwanda after playing a key role in the 1994 genocide.

Over the years, thousands of FDLR members and their dependants have surrendered to the UN mission in DRC (MONUSCO), and returned to Rwanda.


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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report - 1 - 31 March 2014


  • North Kivu : 251 Congolese refugees returning from Kyangwandi camp in Uganda died in a boat accident on 22 March on Lake Edward. According to authorities in Goma there were 89 children among the dead. The refugees were returning to Beni Territory where fighting between FARDC and ADF-Nalu had forced them to flee in 2013.

  • South Kivu: Around 1,000 households from Ndese and Byangama in Shabunda Territory displaced in the bush following clashes between two fac-tions of Raia Mutomboki armed group.