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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.

29 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable start of 2017A cropping season

  • Food prices on the rise

  • Acute food insecurity persists in some eastern districts

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

Favourable start of 2017A agricultural season

17 Nov 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 12.1 million is urgently required for the next six months (November 2016 – April 2017) to continue providing critical food assistance to the growing number of refugees in the camps.

  • The prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme been discontinued due to lack of funding.

01 Nov 2016 description
report Global Communities

Angele Uzamukunda is a nutritionist at the Kabuye health center, where she supervises the Community Based Nutrition Program (CBNP) and growth monitoring sessions for children under five from the villages of Kabeza, Nyagasozi, Burizira, and Rebero in the district of Gasabo.

01 Nov 2016 description

Average cropping season underway, improving production prospects

Key Messages

26 Oct 2016 description

Kigali – October 20, 2016: As part of its humanitarian response to refugees in Rwanda, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in close collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), rolled out an advanced cash transfer mechanism for refugees using debit cards to allow them easily access their monthly cash entitlements and buy food of their choice. This card with multiple wallets can be used by different agencies to deliver smart assistance and ensure protection and dignity to refugees.

21 Oct 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 12.3 million is urgently required for the next six months (October 2016 – March 2017) to continue providing critical food assistance to the growing number of refugees in the camps.