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24 Apr 2017 description
report Caritas

Madeleine Rwasa a plus de 70 ans. Elle a fui le Burundi suite aux désordres provoqués en 2015 par la décision du Président Nkurunziza de briguer un troisième mandat. Comme quelque 50 000 autres burundais, elle vit dans le camp de réfugiés de Mahama, à l’est du Rwanda, près de la frontière tanzanienne. Madeleine Rwasa est seule. Ses trois petits enfants l’ont abandonnée. La faim lui donne parfois des vertiges. Elle a perdu toutes ses dents et ne survit, comme tant d’autres, que grâce à l’assistance fournie par Caritas Rwanda.

24 Apr 2017 description

This Wednesday 19 April 2017 - Two hundred seventy one Rwandan returnees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been received in Kijote Transit Center located in the Kijote village of Bigogwe Sector, Nyabihu district. The center is in charge of receiving Rwandan returnees while waiting to be reintegrated into the community.

20 Apr 2017 description


  • UNHCR in Rwanda honored International Women’s Day (IWD) with two events in March: the first event was held 7 March in Kigali to launch the report of the comprehensive interagency gender assessment conducted in all refugee camps in Rwanda in 2016 by MIDIMAR, UNHCR, UN Women and other partners.

12 Apr 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 1st April 2017 at 3:00 pm, Gatsibo district located in the Eastern Province of Rwanda experienced heavy rainfall associated with heavy storms which, resulted in destruction of houses and community farm lands in Kiramuruzi Sector Nyabisindu Cell. The affected area is located 36 kilometers from Gatsibo District, 40 kilometers from the Eastern Province office and 70 kilometers from the City of Kigali.

07 Apr 2017 description


Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, in New York today:

I am honoured to be with you today, on one of the most solemn occasions on the United Nations calendar.

03 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 84,938. Of this, 53,532 refugees are living in Mahama Camp.

  • Since January 2017, 10 unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) have been reunited with their families.

  • The launch of the back-to-school campaign for Burundian refugee children in Mahama Camp was successfully concluded and efforts will continue throughout 2017.

01 Apr 2017 description

Poor household food access likely constrained until June harvest

31 Mar 2017 description

This preliminary final report consolidates all the achievements of the response operation over a period of 12 months and in addition shares some of the findings and recommendations from an evaluation done on the operation. The IFRC on behalf of the Rwanda Red Cross Society would like to thank all those who have contributed to the emergency appeal.

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster