FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Below-average precipitations at beginning of 2017B agricultural season
Harvest of 2017A season affected in parts by belowaverage rainfall
Maize prices at high levels due to tight national and regional supplies
Generally good food security situation, with pockets of food insecurity in some eastern and southern districts
Significant number of refugees from Burundi in need of humanitarian assistance
Maize grain was the most informally traded commodity in Eastern Africa in the first quarter of 2017 accounting for 33 percent of total trade, but volumes traded in the region were lower when compared to 2013-2016 average due to tight supplies following below average harvests across most countries.
Mid-season rains perform very poorly in much of the Horn of Africa
Seasonal rainfall has performed very poorly during the month of April in much of the Horn of Africa, following a delayed onset and well below-average rainfall over many areas. During this time, some of the worst drought-affected areas, including much of Somalia, northeastern Kenya, and southeastern Ethiopia, receiving little or no rainfall.
The search for durable solutions to the protracted displacement situation in the region is a key humanitarian and development concern. This is a regional/ cross border issue, dynamic, with a strong political dimension, and which demands a multi-sectorial response that goes beyond the existing humanitarian agenda.
405,106 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 March 2017
USD 214.5 million Requested by UNHCR for the overall Burundi Situation in 2017
THE PRESIDENT’S MALARIA INITIATIVE STRATEGY FOR 2015–2020
The PMI Strategy for 2015–2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, setting forth a vision, goal, objectives, and strategic approach for PMI through 2020, while reaffirming the longer-term goal of a world without malaria. Malaria prevention and control remains a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and this strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty.
As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda. It is also known to be present in Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda.
WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs
The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.
It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.
Projected food assistance needs for October 2017
Madeleine Rwasa a plus de 70 ans. Elle a fui le Burundi suite aux désordres provoqués en 2015 par la décision du Président Nkurunziza de briguer un troisième mandat. Comme quelque 50 000 autres burundais, elle vit dans le camp de réfugiés de Mahama, à l’est du Rwanda, près de la frontière tanzanienne. Madeleine Rwasa est seule. Ses trois petits enfants l’ont abandonnée. La faim lui donne parfois des vertiges. Elle a perdu toutes ses dents et ne survit, comme tant d’autres, que grâce à l’assistance fournie par Caritas Rwanda.
Bruxelles, le 11 avril 2017
L'aide de l'UE de 47 millions d'euros contribuera à répondre aux besoins des populations les plus vulnérables dans les régions des Grands Lacs, d'Afrique australe et de l'océan Indien.
This Wednesday 19 April 2017 - Two hundred seventy one Rwandan returnees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been received in Kijote Transit Center located in the Kijote village of Bigogwe Sector, Nyabihu district. The center is in charge of receiving Rwandan returnees while waiting to be reintegrated into the community.
74.148 Réfugiés sudsoudanais en RDC, dont la plupart sont nouvellement arrivés.
103.617 Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.
39.837 Réfugiés burundais en RDC.
539.106 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.
828 Réfugiés rwandais rapatriés de la RDC en 2017.
Travail avec les partenaires
74,148 South Sudanese refugees, most of whom are new arrivals.
103,617 Refugees from the Central African Republic.
39,837 Refugees from Burundi.
539,106 Congolese refugees in African countries
828 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2017.
Working with partners
UNHCR in Rwanda honored International Women’s Day (IWD) with two events in March: the first event was held 7 March in Kigali to launch the report of the comprehensive interagency gender assessment conducted in all refugee camps in Rwanda in 2016 by MIDIMAR, UNHCR, UN Women and other partners.