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24 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage home- grown hunger solutions.
  • The prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme has been discontinued due to lack of funding.

WFP Assistance

17 Feb 2017 description

Ngororero, Fenreuary 16, 2017 - Eleven families in Kabaya Sector, Ngororero District, have been relocated from high risk zones to the model village in Kimiramba. The Hon. Mukantabana Seraphine, Minister of Disaster Management and Refugees and Mr. Lamin M. Manneh, UN Resident Coordinator, officially handed over the disaster resilient houses built under the One UN joint programme dubbed “Strengthening human security by enhancing resilience to natural disasters and climate-related threats in Ngororero District”. The construction of the houses was implemented by UN-HABITAT.

17 Feb 2017 description

Kirehe District – 26 January 2017: Refugees in Mahama camp will access basic information and services on their health and wellbeing in two new durable health clinics, serving over 50,000 refugees from Burundi.

07 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 84,194, with about 52,520 refugees living in Mahama Camp.

  • The prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM) is decreasing over time compared to the last screening (from 4.1% in July 2015 to 2.6 % in December 2016).

  • The first permanent Early Childhood Development centre is operational in Mahama.

30 Jan 2017 description

Executive Summary

Brazil, Rwanda, and Vietnam implemented forward-looking policies that led to their improved food security and nutrition. Alongside strong agricultural productivity growth, high profitability, and improved nutrition, these countries attracted private sector investment along the entire food value chain. The presence of strong partnerships contributed to this success.

27 Jan 2017 description

Food insecurity in eastern districts likely to be affected by below-average maize production

Key Messages

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.
  • The prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme has been discontinued due to lack of funding.

WFP Assistance

12 Jan 2017 description

Executive Summary

More than 60 percent of refugees worldwide are now estimated to live in urban areas, and increasingly humanitarian agencies are expanding their focus to become engaged with refugees and displaced persons living in cities and towns. Policy and operational shifts are underway, with emphasis on expanding access to protection, self-reliance and essential services among refugees who live in urban and non-camp locations.

31 Dec 2016 description

Maize production likely to be impacted by drop in December rainfall

KEY MESSAGES

  • Most of Rwanda experienced favorable rainfall during Season A, which has led to average to above-average bean production, except in a few localized areas. However, the lack of rains in the third dekad of December is likely to lead to below-average maize production. If the rains resume rapidly and last two more weeks, there may be an adequate maize harvest to support Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes through May 2017.

25 Dec 2016 description

Kigali, December 20, 2016 - The Ministry of Refugees and Disaster Management (MIDIMAR) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Rwanda held a press conference in Kigali to recapitulate the key achievements in 2016 as well as progress towards the Comprehensive Solutions Strategy for Rwandan returnees. The Hon. Minister of MIDIMAR Mukantabana Serafine and UNHCR Representative in Rwanda Mr. Saber Azam both commended the work achieved while also acknowledging the generosity of donors who made the achievements possible.

12 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 81,834, with about 51,437 refugees living in Mahama Camp, making it the largest refugee camp in Rwanda.

• As a result of community mobilisation and the role of trained community health workers in the camp, the Ante-natal Care is increasing, 91 per cent of pregnant mothers received at least one ANC.

• Celebration of the world AIDS day has begun on 23 November 2016, with community mobilization activities and mobile voluntary counselling and testing.