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25 Jul 2016 description

The ambassador of Japan to Rwanda TAKAYUKI MIYASHITA reaffirmed the commitment of his country to continue to support Rwanda in the areas of Refugees and Disaster Management. He made the note on Monday July, 25 as he was received, in a courtesy call, by Minister Mukantabana Seraphine.

Welcoming the newly appointed Japanese ambassador to Rwanda, Minister Mukantabana acknowledged the contribution that the government of Japan has been providing through various humanitarian agencies to support Rwanda to deal with the problems related to refugees and to Disasters.

25 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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.

20 Jul 2016 description

Katherine Mueller, IFRC

She walks somewhat aimlessly around the maze of tents. Her head covered in a red scarf, her brown eyes covered by dark glasses, she is seemingly invisible among the crowd. She is quiet, speaking to no one as she winds her way back to her temporary home – a tent, pitched amid thousands of others, one virtually indistinguishable from the next.

17 Jul 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

It has been more than a year since election violence in Burundi resulted in a number of casualties in the country especially, the capital of Bujumbura. More than 269,375 people fled Burundi, seeking safety in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia (UNHCR July 2016).

06 Jul 2016 description

The election of a new African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson, his/her deputy and eight commissioners are at the top of the agenda of the 27th AU summit, which will take place from 10–18 July 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. However, there is some uncertainty over whether the elections might be postponed. The official theme of the summit, chaired by Chad’s President Idriss Déby, is human rights with a focus on women’s rights, the AU’s annual theme for 2016.

06 Jul 2016 description

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | samedi 07/05/2016 - 06:26 GMT

Le verdict du procès de deux anciens bourgmestres rwandais, accusés d'avoir participé au génocide de 1994, attendu mercredi à Paris, intervient après de nombreuses condamnations prononcées dans le monde pour des faits liés à cette tragédie.

Tribunal pénal international pour le Rwanda

06 Jul 2016 description

A l’issue de huit semaines d’audience, la Cour d’Assises de Paris a rendu un verdict historique en condamnant Octavien Ngenzi et Tito Barahirwa à une peine de prison à perpétruité pour crime de génocide et crimes contre l’humanité commis en avril 1994 au Rwanda.

« Nous nous félicitions de cette décision qui reconnaît la responsabilité pénale de ces deux hommes pour leur participation à cet épisode sanglant de l’histoire du Rwanda » ont déclaré la FIDH et la LDH, parties civiles.

01 Jul 2016 description

Above-average crop production improves food security except in parts of East Province

KEY MESSAGES

  • The average to above-average El Niño-induced rainfall from March to May should result in an above normal Season B harvest, with all areas expected to remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) through September. However, in East Province, especially in the northern districts of Nyagatare and Kayonza, the late start and early cessation of rains negatively affected crop production, leaving many households in Stressed (IPC Phase 2).

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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.

28 Jun 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.

28 Jun 2016 description

Not long ago, 25 year-old Ann Marie Ukwimanishaka was part of the large share of Rwandans—over 70 percent—who farm the country’s mountainous terrain for their income. The work is difficult and the pay is low and uncertain. But subsistence farming of wheat, along with selling handmade baskets, was how Ukwimanishaka supported herself, her mother and her two sisters.