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19 Sep 2016 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.

  • A total of USD 10.4 million is urgently required in the next six months (September 2016 – February 2017) to maintain food assistance to the growing number of refugees in the camps.

  • School feeding in camps and in food-insecure districts ensures children attend school, receive nutritious meals and reduce dropout rates.

15 Sep 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SEED SYSTEMS IN RWANDA

There are four identified dominant seed systems in Rwanda, which include farmer-saved, public-private, public, and private. The farmer-saved and public seed systems represent the majority of seed volume. Farmer saved seed dominates the informal sector while the publicprivate and private seed systems represent the majority of EGS volume.

09 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

As of 18 August, Mahama refugee camp has officially surpassed 50,000 refugees. It currently hosts 50,013 Burundian refugees, making it the largest refugee camp in Rwanda, more than twice the size of the country’s largest Congolese camp (Kiziba Camp, at 19,000 refugees).

30 Aug 2016 description

Rising food prices and forecast of below below-average rainfall likely to increase acute food security

KEY MESSAGES

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees, safety net assistance to the most vulnerable and build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.

  • Sufficient resources are needed to provide food assistance to the growing number of refugees in camps and to treat and prevent malnutrition among children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

  • School feeding in camps and in food-insecure districts ensures children are getting meals, maintaining attendance and reduces dropouts.

08 Aug 2016 description

A recent nutrition survey has found that rates of malnutrition have improved significantly in all six of the refugee camps in Rwanda, in part because of the World Food Programme’s intensive work to treat and prevent undernutrition among mothers and young children.

MAHAMA REFUGEE CAMP, Rwanda – Emeline Bukera was four months pregnant when she fled her home in northern Burundi in mid-2015 to escape violence as the Burundian socio-political crisis intensified.

02 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • The total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda is 79,217, with about 49,451 refugees living in Mahama camp.

  • Cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among children 6- 59 months living in the camp have continued to decline, with 26 children currently enrolled for SAM treatment.

  • There were no new cases of typhoid reported in May and June, due to an effective health and WASH response.

30 Jul 2016 description

Food insecurity increases in parts of Eastern Province due to prolonged dryness

Key Messages

  • Food security remains stable across Rwanda supported by the June Season B harvest, except in three drought-prone districts in Eastern Province, Kayonza, Nyagatare, and Kirehe, where some poor households are Stressed (IPC Phase 2), and there could be some isolated, vulnerable households in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) if they have not received assistance.

25 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees, safety net assistance to the most vulnerable and build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.

  • Sufficient resources are needed to provide food assistance to the growing number of refugees in camps and to treat and prevent malnutrition among children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

  • School feeding in camps and in food insecure districts ensures children are getting meals, maintaining attendance and reduces dropouts.

17 Jul 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

It has been more than a year since election violence in Burundi resulted in a number of casualties in the country especially, the capital of Bujumbura. More than 269,375 people fled Burundi, seeking safety in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia (UNHCR July 2016).

01 Jul 2016 description

Above-average crop production improves food security except in parts of East Province

KEY MESSAGES

  • The average to above-average El Niño-induced rainfall from March to May should result in an above normal Season B harvest, with all areas expected to remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) through September. However, in East Province, especially in the northern districts of Nyagatare and Kayonza, the late start and early cessation of rains negatively affected crop production, leaving many households in Stressed (IPC Phase 2).

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees, safety net assistance to the most vulnerable and build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.

  • Sufficient resources are needed to provide food assistance to the growing number of refugees in camps and to treat and prevent malnutrition among children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

  • School feeding in camps and in food insecure districts ensures children are getting meals, maintaining attendance and reduces dropouts.

22 Jun 2016 description

NAIROBI - Une nouvelle étude menée au Rwanda a conclu que l’assistance humanitaire pour les réfugiés a un impact positif sur les économies des communautés hôtes avoisinantes, et cet impact est significativement plus élevé lorsque les réfugiés reçoivent des transferts en espèces plutôt que des rations alimentaires pour répondre à leurs besoins alimentaires mensuels.

22 Jun 2016 description

NAIROBI – A new study conducted in Rwanda has found that humanitarian assistance for refugees has a positive impact on the economies of surrounding host communities, and this impact is significantly greater when refugees receive cash transfers rather than food rations to meet their monthly food needs.