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17 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage homegrown hunger solutions.

  • The refugee operation is currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to breaks in the provision of food assistance.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

07 Aug 2017 description
report European Commission

The European Union has closely followed the presidential elections in Rwanda.

The Rwandan people have engaged in the democratic process peacefully, with polling held in an organised and secure environment, and a diverse set of issues having been raised across a wide range of media in the campaign.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Peace Direct

04 August 2017: Since the 1994 Genocide, Rwandans have been engaged in a reconciliation process, but it has not come without challenges. Rwanda has a large migrant and diaspora community and divisions among these groups must be included in the reconciliation process and the journey towards peace, says Jean De Dieu.

03 Aug 2017 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This operations update gives insights on the latest activities. In addition, it requests for three week extension to the end of August 2017. This will allow a final joint monitoring mission and a lessons learnt workshop for IFRC and RRCS The budget has remained the same.

A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster

29 Jul 2017 description

Falling staple food prices increase better food access

Key Messages

26 Jul 2017 description

Access to justice is a basic principle of the rule of law. In the absence of access to justice, people are unable to have their voice(s) heard, exercise their rights, challenge discrimination or hold decision-makers accountable.

During a recently held Joint Field Visit, featuring staff from One UN Rwanda and institutions of the Justice Sector as well as members of CSOs, it quickly became evident that enhancing Access to Justice is front and center on the government’s priority list, which UNDP is honored to support both technically and financially.

25 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 86,600. Of this, 54,257 refugees are living in Mahama Camp.

  • Successful “Back to school campaign” resulted in 2,300 children entering/re-entering school. Education is being supported to build capacity, improve quality, and increase access impacting 389 teachers and more than 20,000 children.

22 Jul 2017 description

Country Priorities

In Rwanda, ACORD’s overarching goal is to engage communities in the construction of a just and equitable society where people coexist in peace and dignity, and become responsible for their own development. The objective is to strengthen the livelihoods of the rural population, in particular marginalised and vulnerable groups, and their capacity in achieving inclusive and sustainable livelihoods through resilient ecosystems, productive employment, and entrepreneurship.

18 Jul 2017 description

WASHINGTON, DC – The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are launching smallholder farmer financing programs with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve food security among vulnerable people in Rwanda and Tanzania.

07 Jul 2017 description

Le 4 août 2017, les Rwandaises et les Rwandais se rendront aux urnes pour élire leur prochain président1. Alors qu’au moins cinq candidats de l’opposition entendent mettre en échec le président sortant Paul Kagame, du Front patriotique rwandais (FPR), beaucoup d’observateurs rwandais et internationaux s’attendent à sa réélection pour un troisième mandat.

06 Jul 2017 description

Two decades of attacks on the political opposition, independent media and human rights defenders have created a climate of fear in Rwanda ahead of next month’s election, Amnesty International warned in a new report today.

The organization is urging the government to prevent harassment of opposition candidates and their supporters ahead of the August poll, but also to initiate far-reaching reforms that will open up political space before the 2024 elections, allowing genuine debate and diverse opinions to be freely expressed.