1. BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
By John Paul Sesonga — 23 November 2015
(Paris) Mardi 17 novembre, le Sénat rwandais a adopté à l’unanimité le projet de réforme de la Constitution qui avait déjà été approuvé par les députés le 29 octobre dernier.
Newborns are perhaps the most vulnerable population the world over. Preterm or babies born too early, less than 37 weeks gestation, are particularly at risk. Currently, prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under five around the world, and a leading cause of disability and ill health later in life. Sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia account for over 60 percent of preterm births worldwide. Of the fifteen million babies born too early each year, more than one million die due to complications related to preterm birth.
Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | mardi 17/11/2015 - 15:30 GMT
Les sénateurs rwandais ont adopté mardi, après les députés fin octobre, une modification de la Constitution permettant au président Paul Kagame de se représenter en 2017 et de potentiellement diriger le pays jusqu'en 2034, a constaté une journaliste de l'AFP.
16 novembre 2015 – Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU a réaffirmé lundi qu'il était déterminé à combattre l'impunité des responsables de violations graves du droit international et que toutes les personnes mises en accusation par le Tribunal pénal international pour l'ex-Yougoslavie (TPIY) et le Tribunal pénal international pour le Rwanda (TPIR) devaient être traduites en justice.
Rwanda - IOM has begun the vaccination in Kigali, Rwanda of refugees due to be resettled in the United States. The vaccinations are part of a three-day IOM medical health assessment process for the United States Refugee Resettlement Program (USRAP).
The refugees will receive multiple vaccinations, depending on their age, before they arrive in the US. The goal is to provide cost-effective public health interventions, improve refugee health and limit the number of vaccinations the refugees will need after they arrive in the US.
Summary of WFP assistance:
This MOP presents a detailed implementation plan to be implemented with FY 2016 funds in Rwanda. This document reviews the current status of malaria control policies and interventions, describes progress to date, identifies challenges and unmet needs, and describes planned activities under PMI.
• Since September the total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda did not increase significantly. New arrivals were low, peaking at 100 on 21 October.
• The relocation of refugees from reception centres is completed with approximately 45,000 now living in Mahama refugee camp (30,000 in the original camp, and 15,000 in the extended camp).
• As a result of the joint social mobilization efforts, the attendance rate of children in education services significantly increased from 61% to 82% in the past month.
Anticipated above-normal Season A rains likely to improve food security from mid-December
Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity is likely to persist among poor households in the Bugesera Cassava Livelihood, Central Plateau Cassava and Coffee, and the Eastern Semi-Arid Agro Pastoral Zones through early December. Limited household food stocks from below-average Season B production, heightened food prices, and reduced labor opportunities through most of 2015 have reduced poor households’ purchasing power.
Rwandan citizens were called to apply local knowledge in disaster prevention and preparedness. The call was made by Minister of Disaster Management and refugee affairs, Mukantabana Seraphine, on 27 October 2015 at the official launch of Disaster Risk reduction week in Rubavu District.
The disaster risk reduction week in Rwanda will run from 27 October to 02 November 2015. It is an annual event organized consecutively to the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction marked every year on 13th October.