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.
From 16-19 August 2016, officials from the Ministry of Disaster Management and refugee affairs (MIDIMAR), with partners conducted a tour in different District of the country to handover accommodations houses to 25 families of Rwandans who have returned from exile during different years back.
The beneficiaries included seven in Bugesera District, 10 in Nymasheke District, six in Rusizi and two in Nyamagabe District.
After fleeing the horrors of the 1994 genocide, increasing numbers are ready to return to Rwanda, although many still worry about how they will cope after decades away.
By: Martim Empis Gray Pereira and Casilda Gil de Santivanes Finat
LUANDA, Angola – Musabyenamariya Fratenata’s husband died five years ago, leaving her struggling to find the money to raise their six children alone in Angola.
Originally from Rwanda, she fled during the horrors of the 1994 genocide, and has been a refugee ever since. Now, she is finally going home.
A recent nutrition survey has found that rates of malnutrition have improved significantly in all six of the refugee camps in Rwanda, in part because of the World Food Programme’s intensive work to treat and prevent undernutrition among mothers and young children.
MAHAMA REFUGEE CAMP, Rwanda – Emeline Bukera was four months pregnant when she fled her home in northern Burundi in mid-2015 to escape violence as the Burundian socio-political crisis intensified.
Tuesday August 02, 2016 was one of the happiest days for 34 refugee students who completed university studies in this academic year.
The students, from various refugee camps hosting Congolese refugees who graduated in the fields were beneficiaries of the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Programme (DAFI) in partnership with ADRA Rwanda.
The graduates and their parents expressed gratitude to the Government of Rwanda for having created an environment that allow refugees to have access to education at all levels.
By Naoko Ishibashi, IFRC
The total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda is 79,217, with about 49,451 refugees living in Mahama camp.
Cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among children 6- 59 months living in the camp have continued to decline, with 26 children currently enrolled for SAM treatment.
There were no new cases of typhoid reported in May and June, due to an effective health and WASH response.
Food insecurity increases in parts of Eastern Province due to prolonged dryness
Food security remains stable across Rwanda supported by the June Season B harvest, except in three drought-prone districts in Eastern Province, Kayonza, Nyagatare, and Kirehe, where some poor households are Stressed (IPC Phase 2), and there could be some isolated, vulnerable households in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) if they have not received assistance.