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Rwanda: Floods DREF Final Report (MDRRW008)

Summary: CHF 150,188 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 3 May, 2012 to support Rwanda Red Cross Society (RRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 2,800 beneficiaries (560 households) for three months.

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Rwanda Food Security Outlook Update November 2012

Household food stocks depleted as lean season peaks


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Regional Food Security Situation and Outlook - November 2012

In this issue:

  • Regional Food Security Situation and Outlook - Key highlights from the FSNWG meeting November 15th
  • Hotspots to watch
  • Rainfall, flood and El Nino update
  • Market Analysis Sub-Group report on informal, regional trade in food commodities and OXFAM’s experience of engaging markets to promote business development in Turkana.
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Preparing for disaster is key to development

Auke Lootsma

Across the world, both the number of disasters and their human and economic impact have been on the rise. In 2011, natural disasters killed more than 30,000 people and affected 244 million. That same year, resulting economic losses totaled USD 366 billion, the highest ever recorded.

Not surprisingly, the vast majority of those affected live in developing countries, where the poor are exposed to much greater risk from natural hazards. This is especially true of the most marginalized, including women and girls.

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Rwanda + 3 others
Mise en place d’une aide d’urgence suite aux fortes pluies au Pérou, au Rwanda et en Ouganda

Grâce au fonds d’aide d’urgence de la Croix-Rouge internationale et du Croissant-Rouge (DREF, Disaster Relief Emergency Fund), la Belgique a financé ces dernières semaines des opérations de secours au Rwanda, en Ouganda et au Pérou. Cette aide humanitaire a été mise en place suite aux fortes pluies survenues dans ces trois pays. La Coopération belge au Développement participe aux actions pour un montant total de 125.000 euros.

Le Pérou et les changements climatiques

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Somalia + 6 others
East Africa Regional Rain Watch - May 15, 2012

Persistent heavy rains and floods cause extensive damage

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South Sudan + 7 others
IFRC East Africa Operations Update

The East African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are currently assisting people affected by recent regional developments including insecurity in the transitional areas between Sudan and South Sudan, flooding in Rwanda and Kenya, and the internal and external displacement of people fleeing insecurity in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and South/Central Somalia. The following provides an update of humanitarian developments in eastern Africa and the Red Cross/Red Crescent response.


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GIEWS Country Brief: Rwanda 07-May-2012


  • Heavy rains in April cause localised flooding

  • Earlier, poor rains in February and March affected planting of the 2012 B season crops

  • Increased crop production registered in the earlier 2012 A season

  • Rice prices continue to strengthen

Heavy rains in April cause localised flooding

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Rwanda Floods DREF operation n° MDRRW008

Summary: Heavy rains in Musanze Northern Province, and Nyabihu and Rubavu districts located in Western Province of Rwanda on 12 April 2012 have led to flooding resulting in five deaths and causing extensive damage to houses and other property of the local population.

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Thousands affected by heavy rains and floods in Rwanda

The Rwandan Red Cross Society is currently assisting displaced people in flood-affected areas of the country, including Musanze in Northern Province, and Nyabihu and Rubavu districts in Western Province. Recent heavy rain has affected water supplies and also damaged roads, schools, clinics and over 700 homes.

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In Brief: Floods displace hundreds in Rwanda


KIGALI, 18 April 2012 (IRIN) - Hundreds of people have been displaced and several killed by flash floods in the mountainous district of Musanze in northern Rwanda, and in the western districts of Nyabihu and Rubavu, say officials.

"The region has received non-stop rain for the whole past week and more floodwater should be expected in the coming days as well," a senior researcher with Rwanda Meteorological Services, told IRIN.


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