WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and the vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.
A total of USD 10.4 million is urgently required in the next six months (September 2016 – February 2017) to maintain food assistance to the growing number of refugees in the camps.
School feeding in camps and in food-insecure districts ensures children attend school, receive nutritious meals and reduce dropout rates.
The Rwandan genocide separated Raymond Ngendahimana from his family in 1994 when he was four. He spent 22 years not knowing whether he would see them again. But a new life began for Raymond on Friday 26 August when he was finally reunited with his father.
The young man was unable to hold back tears of joy. "I thought my relatives were all dead and I would never see them again. I can't believe that all my family are still alive," he exclaimed.
SEED SYSTEMS IN RWANDA
There are four identified dominant seed systems in Rwanda, which include farmer-saved, public-private, public, and private. The farmer-saved and public seed systems represent the majority of seed volume. Farmer saved seed dominates the informal sector while the publicprivate and private seed systems represent the majority of EGS volume.
As of 18 August, Mahama refugee camp has officially surpassed 50,000 refugees. It currently hosts 50,013 Burundian refugees, making it the largest refugee camp in Rwanda, more than twice the size of the country’s largest Congolese camp (Kiziba Camp, at 19,000 refugees).
Rising food prices and forecast of below below-average rainfall likely to increase acute food security
WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees, safety net assistance to the most vulnerable and build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.
Sufficient resources are needed to provide food assistance to 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 are getting meals, maintaining attendance and reduces dropouts.