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06 Jul 2015 description

Rwanda - Au total, 782 rapatriés rwandais, dont la majorité de retour de République démocratique du Congo (RDC), font un pas en avant après avoir terminé avec succès un programme de formation de compétences pratiques de cinq mois mené à bien dans le cadre du Programme de retour et de réintégration durable « One » des Nations Unies.

Les rapatriés sont félicités par l’OIM et par le Ministère rwandais de la gestion des catastrophes et des affaires des réfugiés (MIDIMAR), dans le district de Karongi, à 153 km de Kigali.

05 Jul 2015 description

Jérémie Havugimana, 28, from Rusizi District, repatriated with his family from DR Congo in 2010. His family has been earning its survival from government support for vulnerable people. Havugimana, at his young age, has been regretting that he has no income generating job to support his family.

His hope was rejuvenated when he received business start-up kits after completing a six-month skills training in shoe making.

05 Jul 2015 description

July 02, 2015: 51,017 received in Rwanda

As of July 1st , 2015, the number of Burundian refugees had reached 51,017 in Rwanda.

among them 42,675 are hosted in different transit centers and Mahama camp as follow:

· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 12,666

· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province : 806

· Nyagatare Transit Centre: Rusizi District in the Western Province : 574

· Mahama refugee camp: Kirehe District in the Eastern Province : 29,029

01 Jul 2015 description

Harvests increase household food stocks and labor opportunities, easing food insecurity

Key Messages

30 Jun 2015 description

Rwanda - A total of 782 Rwandan returnees, majority of whom came from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are advancing today after successfully completing a five-month practical skills training programme carried out under the framework of the “One United Nations” Sustainable Return and Reintegration Programme.

The returnees are being honoured by IOM and Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) in Karongi District, 153 kilometres from Kigali.

29 Jun 2015 description
report Caritas

Par Aloys Mundere

« J’aimerais tant qu’il y ait la paix, pour qu’on puisse rentrer chez nous », dit un réfugié burundais, un homme octogénaire. « J’espère qu’on va continuer à recevoir de l’aide. Je suis handicapé. Je suis seul. Personne d’autre ne va m’aider. »

Environ 30 000 personnes ont fui le Burundi pour le Rwanda ces dernières semaines, suite à la plus forte flambée de violences depuis la fin de la guerre civile en 2005.

29 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

As of mid-June, more than 30,000 refugees, 77 per cent of whom were children and women, had crossed into Rwanda fearing violence due to political instability in Burundi. With the continued volatility related to forthcoming elections in Burundi, it is estimated that 100,000 refugees may enter the country by September 2015. Refugee children are arriving in poor health, some severely malnourished and highly vulnerable to disease.

27 Jun 2015 description

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | samedi 27/06/2015 - 07:28 GMT

par Stephanie AGLIETTI

En quelques semaines, de nombreuses figures de l'opposition, de la société civile et des médias burundais ont fui au Rwanda le climat pré-électoral délétère dans leur pays. Au risque d'envenimer les relations déjà tendues entre Bujumbura et Kigali, autrefois alliés.

27 Jun 2015 description

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Saturday 6/27/2015 - 04:07 GMT

by Stephanie AGLIETTI

Burundi journalist union president Alexandre Niyungeko sits at a computer in a cafe in Rwanda. He should be busy covering his country's key parliamentary elections on Monday.

Yet, like scores of fellow journalists, as well as civil society activists and opposition politicians, he fled weeks of pre-election unrest to Kigali, capital of neighbouring Rwanda.

24 Jun 2015 description

June 24, 2015 : 38,225 Burundian refugees have been received in Rwanda

As of 23th June 2015, the number of Burundian refugees had reached 38,225 in Rwanda. Those refugees were hosted in reception centres and camps as follow:

· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 6412

· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province : 248

· Nyagatare Transit Centre: Rusizi District in the Western Province : 393

· Mahama refugee camp: Kirehe District in the Eastern Province : 27,234

23 Jun 2015 description

WFP has scaled up its intervention to tackle malnutrition among children in Mahama camp, in Eastern Rwanda and home to over 23,000 Burundian refugees. The intervention has contributed to lowered child malnutrition rates to 9 percent.

23 Jun 2015 description
report Caritas

“I wish there was peace so that we can return home,” said one Burundian refugee, an old man in his 80’s. “I hope that we continue to receive help. I’m disabled. I’m alone. Nobody else is going to help me.”

Around 30,000 people have fled Burundi for Rwanda in recent weeks following the worst outbreak of violence since the end of the civil war in 2005.

“Any help would be welcome, because we need it,” said Jean Damascène Musoni, a community leader of the 27,000 Burundian refugees sheltering in Mahama camp in Rwanda.

21 Jun 2015 description

June 19, 2015 : 34,613 Burundian refugees have been received in Rwanda

As of 18th June 2015, the number of Burundian refugees had reached 34,613 in Rwanda. Those refugees were hosted in reception centres and camps as follow:

· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 5458

· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province : 108

· Nyagatare Transit Centre: Rusizi District in the Western Province : 342

· Mahama refugee camp: Kirehe District in the Eastern Province : 26,911

21 Jun 2015 description

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs has acquired new capabilities to conduct post disaster needs assessment in order to enhance effective recovery and rehabilitation.

On June 18, 2015 in Kigali, a group of experts comprising MIDIMAR staff and others from ministries and other government institutions, UN agencies and NGos completed a professional training on Post Disaster Needs assessment (PDNA).

19 Jun 2015 description

June 18, 2015 : 33,684 Burundian refugees have been received in Rwanda

As of 17th June 2015, the number of Burundian refugees had reached 33,684 in Rwanda. Those refugees were hosted in reception centres and camps as follow:

· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 5336

· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province : 77

· Nyagatare Transit Centre: Rusizi District in the Western Province : 332

· Mahama refugee camp: Kirehe District in the Eastern Province : 26,848

18 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights (4- 16 June)
**The total number of Burundian refugees has now reached 33,871*

  • Health-related activities are expanding including UNICEF supported vaccination drives against measles and polio at reception centres where there are in excess of 5,000 people, more than half of them children

  • Provision of water supply in the Mahama refugee camp still remains a challenge due to limited capacity of the existing community water supply system

17 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

ƒIn a joint effort by MIDIMAR, UNHCR and Plan International, birth registration has started for Burundian refugee babies born since the start of the influx on 31 March. To date, 87 infants have been born since the opening of Mahama camp