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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.

26 May 2016 description

Stable food security outcomes continue despite landslides in northern areas

Key Messages

11 May 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable prospects for 2016B agricultural season  Above-average production estimates for 2016A season

  • Food prices declining in most markets as 2016A season crops increase supplies

  • Significant number of refugees from Burundi in need of humanitarian assistance

10 May 2016 description

Today, the Government of Rwanda started relief operations to assist families affected by heavy rains and landslides that tragically claimed the lives of 50 Rwandans during the night of 7-8 May 2016. The relief operations are now underway in the districts of Gakenke, Muhanga, Rubavu and Ngororero, where floods and landslides destroyed homes and public infrastructure including roads.

06 May 2016 description

On the shores of Lake Kivu, where fishing is a male-dominated industry, members of Coopérative pour la Promotion de Pêche et des Activités de Vente d’Isambaza (COOPPAVI) are breaking down barriers for women by catching fish to feed their community. COOPPAVI began as an all-women’s cooperative and has expanded to also include male members.

30 Apr 2016 description
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Relatively mild lean season in Rwanda due to surplus stocks

Key Messages

25 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

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

  • Sufficient resources are needed to feed 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 getting meals, maintains attendance and reduces dropouts.

05 Apr 2016 description

KIGALI – A new study conducted by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and the World Food Programme (WFP) indicates that rates of chronic malnutrition in Rwanda have fallen significantly in the last three years, but still remain stubbornly high, especially in rural areas.

30 Mar 2016 description

Season B labor opportunities and Season A harvests support food access and availability

Key Messages

10 Mar 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable early prospects for 2016B agricultural season

  • Above average production estimates for 2016A season

  • Food prices declining in most markets as 2016A season crops increase supplies

  • Significant number of refugees from Burundi in need of humanitarian assistance

Planting ongoing of 2016B season crops

04 Mar 2016 description

Significant improvements in household food security following Season A harvests

KEY MESSAGES

  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that 73,867 Burundi refugees are residing in Rwanda as of February 29. This population remains Stressed (IPC Phase 2!), but only with continued humanitarian assistance. The Rwandan Government recently announced its intentions to relocate refugees to third countries, although exact plans are unknown.