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24 Apr 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Harvesting of 2015A season crops completed
  • Prices of cereals and beans continue to decline
  • Minimal levels of food insecurity in most areas of the country
24 Apr 2015 description

KEY FIGURES

9,521 (as of 21 April)
Burundian refugees have crossed into Rwanda.

Further breakdown of the above figure:

6,964
Refugees in Bugesera Reception Center.

2,557
Refugees in Nyanza Reception Center.

62%
Are children

PRIORITIES

  • Establishment/ development of the new camp;

  • Rapid transportation of refugees in the reception centers to the new camp;

23 Apr 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

For the last two weeks the Government of Rwanda has been receiving asylum seekers from neighboring Burundi.

“I am very happy to receive this donation. I was very worried about basic needs for expecting and new mothers,” said Ms Cesarie Mukamukama, an employee of the African Humanitarian action and health supervisor of the reception camp. She revealed that there are over two hundred pregnant women in the camp and that seven babies had been born to asylum seekers in the last two weeks.

22 Apr 2015 description
report IRIN

By Ignatius Ssuuna

BUGESERA, Rwanda, 22 April 2015 (IRIN) - The number of Burundians who have fled abroad to escape pre-election violence has swollen to more than 12,000 in less than a month, and they are taking with them allegations of murder, torture and intimidation by ruling party thugs.

A 13-year civil war between 1993 and 2005 claimed an estimated 300,000 lives. International alarm bells are ringing, amid fears that the fragile peace could unravel over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s presumed bid for a third term, which many see as unconstitutional.

22 Apr 2015 description

Arusha, Tanzania | AFP | Wednesday 4/22/2015 - 15:09 GMT |

The UN-backed international tribunal trying Rwanda's worst genocide cases ended its final hearing Wednesday after more than two decades of work.

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), based in the Tanzanian town of Arusha, was set up in 1994 by the United Nations to try those responsible for the genocide.

Around 800,000 people -- mostly members of the minority Tutsi community -- were slaughtered in a 100-day orgy of violence, largely by ethnic Hutus.

22 Apr 2015 description

Arusha, Tanzanie | AFP | mercredi 22/04/2015 - 15:37 GMT

Le Tribunal pénal international pour le Rwanda (TPIR) a clos l'audience de son ultime procès en appel, mercredi à Arusha, siège de cette Cour créée par l'ONU pour juger les responsables du génocide de 800.000 personnes en 1994.

22 Apr 2015 description

KEY FIGURES

5,817 (as of 14 April) Burundian Asylum Seekers have crossed into Rwanda.
Further breakdown of the above figure:
4,341 Asylum seekers in Bugesera Reception Center.
1,476 Asylum seekers in Nyanza Reception Center.
61% Of the new arrivals are children.

PRIORITIES

16 Apr 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Harvesting of 2015A season crops completed

  • Prices of cereals and beans continue to decline

  • Minimal levels of food insecurity in most areas of the country

Erratic rains affect the start of the 2015B season

15 Apr 2015 description

Cette semaine marque le 21ème anniversaire du début du génocide au Rwanda qui a fait 800 000 morts en 100 jours. Le PAM se souvient des victimes de cet évènement historique terrible et jette un regard sur la façon dont l'histoire du Rwanda a façonné le pays tel qu'il est aujourd'hui.

1 . Le Rwanda est classé 151° (sur 187 pays) pour l'Indice de Développement Humain.

2 . Le PAM est présent au Rwanda depuis 1972, année où l'agence a fourni une aide alimentaire aux personnes touchées par les mauvaises récoltes.

14 Apr 2015 description

Arusha, Tanzania | | Tuesday 4/14/2015 - 14:46 GMT

Lawyers for a former Rwandan minister, the first woman to be found guilty of genocide and incitement to rape by an international tribunal, appealed Tuesday for her release.

Speaking at the opening of the last appeal hearing of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), lawyer Guy Poupart asked judges to acquit Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, calling the verdict against her "unreasonable".

13 Apr 2015 description
report EastAfrican

By DANIEL S NTWALI, Special Correspondent

Burundi refugees living in Rwanda are facing the possibility of involuntarily returning home as the government urges repatriation.

This week, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza reportedly called for the repatriation of Burundian citizens who have fled to Rwanda since March, urging them to return to Burundi within one month.

This comes as both internal and external pressure continues to pile on Nkurunziza to respect the 2000 Arusha Accord that limits the president to two five-year terms in office.

12 Apr 2015 description

By Alexandra Murdoch

This week marks 21 years since the start of the 100 day genocide in Rwanda that resulted in a reported 800,000 deaths. WFP remembers the victims of this horrifying historical event and takes a look at how Rwanda’s history has shaped the country it is today.

Rwanda ranks 151 (out of 187 countries) on the Human Development Index.

WFP has been working in Rwanda since 1972, when the agency provided food assistance to those affected by the country’s 1970s crop failures.

10 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Kigali, 02 April 2015 – The Government of Japan has reached an agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide funds of USD 1.3 m for the refugee children - in increasing access to basic social services including child protection, early childhood development and education needs. The project will be undertaken under the leadership of the Government of Rwanda in close coordination with UNHCR and partners.

06 Apr 2015 description
report EastAfrican

IN SUMMARY

04 Apr 2015 description

The Government of Rwanda has made achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) central to its policy framework, as defined in the long term development agenda, the Vision 2020, as well as the medium term strategies, EDPRS1 and EDPRS 2. The overriding long-term national development objective is to transform Rwanda into a middle-income country by 2020.