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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.

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP provides food assistance with the aim of improving food and nutrition security among food insecure households.

30 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Since December, the total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda remained stable, with a limited number of new arrivals. Almost 46,000 refugees are living in Mahama camp.

• The typhoid outbreak is under control, with effective health and WASH response resulting in a stabilization of cases at a low level; a total of 13 typhoid cases have been confirmed to date.

26 Jan 2016 description

December/January Season A harvests improving food security

Key Messages

  • Food security has improved significantly for the majority of households in Rwanda following favorable Season A harvests. Average to above-average September to December short rains provided agricultural-related income-earning opportunities for labor-dependent households and supported average to above-average maize and beans production. Household food stocks have increased and food insecurity is anticipated to be Minimal (IPC Phase 1) through at least March.

31 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Since November, the total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda remained stable, with a low number of new arrivals.

  • Nearly 46,000 refugees are now living in Mahama camp (30,000 in the original camp, and 16,000 in the extended camp); transition to semi-permanent housing is ongoing.

  • Attendance at the education orientation programme increased by 25% from 11,000 to 14,000 students in the past month.