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27 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least one person has been shot dead in violent clashes in Burundi, a day after President Pierre Nkurunziza controversially launched his bid for a third term in office. Hundreds defied a ban on demonstrations to take to the streets of the capital Bujumbura.
    Police shot live ammunition in the air to disperse them. Angry protesters on Sunday threw rocks and lit tyres. Police responded with tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition, blocking access to the centre of the capital. (BBC News)

24 Apr 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Harvesting of 2015A season crops completed
  • Prices of cereals and beans continue to decline
  • Minimal levels of food insecurity in most areas of the country
22 Apr 2015 description

KEY FIGURES

5,817 (as of 14 April) Burundian Asylum Seekers have crossed into Rwanda.
Further breakdown of the above figure:
4,341 Asylum seekers in Bugesera Reception Center.
1,476 Asylum seekers in Nyanza Reception Center.
61% Of the new arrivals are children.

PRIORITIES

16 Apr 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Harvesting of 2015A season crops completed

  • Prices of cereals and beans continue to decline

  • Minimal levels of food insecurity in most areas of the country

Erratic rains affect the start of the 2015B season

15 Apr 2015 description

Cette semaine marque le 21ème anniversaire du début du génocide au Rwanda qui a fait 800 000 morts en 100 jours. Le PAM se souvient des victimes de cet évènement historique terrible et jette un regard sur la façon dont l'histoire du Rwanda a façonné le pays tel qu'il est aujourd'hui.

1 . Le Rwanda est classé 151° (sur 187 pays) pour l'Indice de Développement Humain.

2 . Le PAM est présent au Rwanda depuis 1972, année où l'agence a fourni une aide alimentaire aux personnes touchées par les mauvaises récoltes.

12 Apr 2015 description

By Alexandra Murdoch

This week marks 21 years since the start of the 100 day genocide in Rwanda that resulted in a reported 800,000 deaths. WFP remembers the victims of this horrifying historical event and takes a look at how Rwanda’s history has shaped the country it is today.

Rwanda ranks 151 (out of 187 countries) on the Human Development Index.

WFP has been working in Rwanda since 1972, when the agency provided food assistance to those affected by the country’s 1970s crop failures.

04 Apr 2015 description

The Government of Rwanda has made achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) central to its policy framework, as defined in the long term development agenda, the Vision 2020, as well as the medium term strategies, EDPRS1 and EDPRS 2. The overriding long-term national development objective is to transform Rwanda into a middle-income country by 2020.

01 Apr 2015 description

Food security to deteriorate to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) in several areas by April

Key Messages

20 Mar 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

WFP’s vision is to make Rwanda a food secure country where people are well nourished, able to develop to their full potential, living in resilient communities and sustainably maintained by effective institutions at all levels. This will be realized through enhancing national capacity to develop, design and manage nationally owned hunger solutions. WFP also plans to model innovations in food assistance programming, as well as to continue its humanitarian support to populations affected by crises.

01 Mar 2015 description

Most poor households remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity

Key Messages

31 Jan 2015 description

Minimal (IPC Phase1) expected through March due to average Season A production

Key Messages

21 Jan 2015 description

Rwandans who were expelled from Tanzania and settled in Bugesera District on Thursday January 15, 2015 received assorted food items worth Rwf27 million.

The food was donated by Direct Aid Project Rwanda, formerly known as African Muslims Agency, in collaboration with the district's Joint Action Development Forum (JADF).

Every family received 50kgs of rice, 15 kilogrammes of sugar, 40 kilogrammes of beans, 50 kilogrammes of maize flour, 20 litres of cooking oil and one box of bars of soap.

13 Jan 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

WFP is currently assisting 73,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in five refugee camps in Rwanda. There were two major arrivals. The majority fled from conflict in the eastern DRC in 1995-1996. A further 30,000 escaped from increasing insecurity during 2012 and 2013.

02 Jan 2015 description

Green harvests improve household food security country-wide

Key Messages

01 Jan 2015 description

Beans are the most common staple commodities across all regions in Rwanda.
Maize, cassava, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and bananas are also very important. Beans and Maize are cultivated generally in all districts of the Country, Irish potato mainly in Northern and Western parts of the Country and Banana in Eastern parts. Staple food prices are usually lower in JanuaryFebruary, after season A, and in July-August, following the season B harvest.
Prices are higher in October-November and May-June during the lean periods.

22 Dec 2014 description
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February 2015 Summary

Context

By 2020 Rwanda aims to complete its transformation from a poor, post-conflict nation to a thriving, middle income, regional trade and investment hub. But Rwanda’s progress will stall without transformative changes that: create wealth and investment and invigorate the private sector, improve basic services, increase the accountability of the state to its people, and address potential causes of conflict and fragility, including regional instability.

29 Nov 2014 description

Beans are the most common staple commodities across all regions in Rwanda.
Maize, cassava, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and bananas are also very important. Beans and Maize are cultivated generally in all districts of the Country, Irish potato mainly in Northern and Western parts of the Country and Banana in Eastern parts. Staple food prices are usually lower in January-February, after season A, and in July-August, following the season B harvest.
Prices are higher in October-November and May-June during the lean periods.

01 Nov 2014 description

Food security to improve in January with Season A harvests

KEY MESSAGES

  • Poor households in the Eastern Semi-Arid Agro-Pastoral Zone, Eastern Congo Nile Highland Subsistence Farming Zone, and Bugesera Cassava livelihood zones currently face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity due to increased market dependence during the lean season, above-average food prices and below-average wages.

29 Oct 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Planting of 2015A season crops almost finalized
  • Maize and beans prices continue to decline in main markets
  • Minimal levels of food insecurity in most areas of the country