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25 Jun 2016 description
report EastAfrican

IN SUMMARY

  • MPs who toured seven camps in March found that sexual violence and exploitation within and outside the camps was rampant, as well as drug and child abuse.

  • The Rwandan parliamentarians have now come up with 10 resolutions that need to be implemented by the government and its partners to ensure that refugees’ lives are better protected and improved.

  • Rwanda is currently home to around 160,000 refugees mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.

22 Jun 2016 description

NAIROBI - Une nouvelle étude menée au Rwanda a conclu que l’assistance humanitaire pour les réfugiés a un impact positif sur les économies des communautés hôtes avoisinantes, et cet impact est significativement plus élevé lorsque les réfugiés reçoivent des transferts en espèces plutôt que des rations alimentaires pour répondre à leurs besoins alimentaires mensuels.

22 Jun 2016 description

NAIROBI – A new study conducted in Rwanda has found that humanitarian assistance for refugees has a positive impact on the economies of surrounding host communities, and this impact is significantly greater when refugees receive cash transfers rather than food rations to meet their monthly food needs.

17 Jun 2016 description

1. Introduction

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) has organized the exercise of collecting the cases of disasters/hazards that occurred 2015 in order to create their shapefiles and produce localization maps and at the same time keep the disaster/hazard records in the Database.

The activity was planned in two quarters (Quarter Ill8c1V) and entitled "Organize and conduct Hazard and Disaster Mapping in Prone Areas Nationwide".

26 May 2016 description

Stable food security outcomes continue despite landslides in northern areas

Key Messages

22 May 2016 description
report EastAfrican

IN SUMMARY

  • The expulsions have further soured relations between the two neighbours, with Rwandan officials accusing Bujumbura of ‘politicising’ the ongoing exercise to ensure foreigners living in Rwanda get proper documents.

  • The expulsions are the latest development in the uneasy relations between Rwanda and Burundi in two weeks, following a UN report that once again accused Kigali of backing rebels seeking to topple President Pierre Nkurunziza. Rwanda dismissed the UN expert’s report, which came out last week.

17 May 2016 description

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee affairs, (MIDIMAR) has identified three sites in Gakenke District for the establishment of temporary camps to accommodate families affected by landslides.

The temporary camps will be established in three sectors in Gakenke District namely: Muzo, Minazi and Gakenke.

About 6000 families in Gakenke District are expected to be accommodated in the above mentioned camps. They include those whose houses were completely destroyed and others who were evacuated in prone areas in order to prevent similar disaster.

16 May 2016 description

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Monday 5/16/2016 - 12:39 GMT

Rwanda has expelled over 1,500 Burundians in recent days, government officials said Monday, amid worsening relations between the neighbours.

However, Seraphine Mukantabana, Minister of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, said the expulsions were part of a regular crackdowns on those living illegally in the country and were not targeting Burundians specifically.

"We had a number of Burundians scattered across the country who had no documents," she said.