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24 Apr 2017 description
report Caritas

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.

20 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.

12 Apr 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 1st April 2017 at 3:00 pm, Gatsibo district located in the Eastern Province of Rwanda experienced heavy rainfall associated with heavy storms which, resulted in destruction of houses and community farm lands in Kiramuruzi Sector Nyabisindu Cell. The affected area is located 36 kilometers from Gatsibo District, 40 kilometers from the Eastern Province office and 70 kilometers from the City of Kigali.

03 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 84,938. Of this, 53,532 refugees are living in Mahama Camp.

  • Since January 2017, 10 unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) have been reunited with their families.

  • The launch of the back-to-school campaign for Burundian refugee children in Mahama Camp was successfully concluded and efforts will continue throughout 2017.

01 Apr 2017 description

Poor household food access likely constrained until June harvest

31 Mar 2017 description

This preliminary final report consolidates all the achievements of the response operation over a period of 12 months and in addition shares some of the findings and recommendations from an evaluation done on the operation. The IFRC on behalf of the Rwanda Red Cross Society would like to thank all those who have contributed to the emergency appeal.

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

21 Mar 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 likely to face significant disruptions from May 2017, if additional funding is not forthcoming.

  • 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.

Operational Updates

01 Mar 2017 description

Below-average production is likely to accentuate food insecurity during the lean season

KEY MESSAGES

24 Feb 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 home- grown hunger solutions.
  • The prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme has been discontinued due to lack of funding.

WFP Assistance

07 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 84,194, with about 52,520 refugees living in Mahama Camp.

  • The prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM) is decreasing over time compared to the last screening (from 4.1% in July 2015 to 2.6 % in December 2016).

  • The first permanent Early Childhood Development centre is operational in Mahama.

30 Jan 2017 description

Executive Summary

Brazil, Rwanda, and Vietnam implemented forward-looking policies that led to their improved food security and nutrition. Alongside strong agricultural productivity growth, high profitability, and improved nutrition, these countries attracted private sector investment along the entire food value chain. The presence of strong partnerships contributed to this success.

27 Jan 2017 description

Food insecurity in eastern districts likely to be affected by below-average maize production

Key Messages

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and the vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.
  • The prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme has been discontinued due to lack of funding.

WFP Assistance

31 Dec 2016 description

Maize production likely to be impacted by drop in December rainfall

KEY MESSAGES

  • Most of Rwanda experienced favorable rainfall during Season A, which has led to average to above-average bean production, except in a few localized areas. However, the lack of rains in the third dekad of December is likely to lead to below-average maize production. If the rains resume rapidly and last two more weeks, there may be an adequate maize harvest to support Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes through May 2017.

12 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 81,834, with about 51,437 refugees living in Mahama Camp, making it the largest refugee camp in Rwanda.

• As a result of community mobilisation and the role of trained community health workers in the camp, the Ante-natal Care is increasing, 91 per cent of pregnant mothers received at least one ANC.

• Celebration of the world AIDS day has begun on 23 November 2016, with community mobilization activities and mobile voluntary counselling and testing.