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.
Maize production likely to be impacted by drop in December rainfall
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.
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.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
• 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.
- 157,117: Total Poulation
Ngororero, December 1, 2016 - Residents of Ngororero District are set to benefit from a United Nations project aimed at strengthening human security, enhancing resilience and improving disaster risk management of high-risk communities and most vulnerable populations.
Two decades after the genocide against the Tutsi, International Alert asks what should reconciliation programming look like in Rwanda in the future and what lessons does it hold for those seeking to promote reconciliation in other parts of the world. This Peace Focus paper outlines five key lessons for policy-makers and practitioners interested in the challenges that lie ahead and good practice for addressing them. These are:
• After a period of intense violence, counselling has proven to be a fundamental prerequisite for any dialogue process.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Favourable start of 2017A cropping season
Food prices on the rise
Acute food insecurity persists in some eastern districts
Significant number of refugees from Burundi in need of humanitarian assistance
Favourable start of 2017A agricultural season
NGO Review Series On Partnership With UNHCR: Rwanda
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 12.1 million is urgently required for the next six months (November 2016 – April 2017) to continue providing critical food assistance to the growing number of refugees in the camps.
The prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme been discontinued due to lack of funding.
Rwanda - IOM is stepping up efforts to lessen community vulnerability to climate-related threats in Ngororero District, Rwanda, by enhancing community resilience to natural disasters and climate-related threats.
As part of a project: Strengthening Human Security by Enhancing Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate-related Threats, IOM is this week (8-10/11) holding a training of trainers for 20 staff from Rwandan Skills Training Institutes to equip them with teaching skills and advanced training techniques for effective adult learning.