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UNHCR representative impressed by the way refugees are treated in Rwanda

The Newly appointed UNHCR representative in Rwanda, Dr. Azam Saber has expressed great impression on the way refugees are treated in different camps.

Dr. Saber Azam was appointed as UNHCR representative in Rwanda in June 2014 replacing Neimah Warsame.

Since August 6, 2014, the new representative, accompanied with Minister of Disaster Management and refugee affairs, Seraphine Mukantabana, undertook outreach visits to refugees camps located in different corners of the Country.

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Rwanda Food Security Outlook - July 2014 to December 2014

Early depletion of household stocks expected to reduce food access in some areas

Key Messages

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Rwanda: un patient présentant des symptômes d'Ebola placé en isolement (ministère)

08/11/2014 05:27 GMT

KIGALI, 11 août 2014 (AFP) - Le Rwanda a annoncé dimanche soir avoir placé en isolement un étudiant allemand hospitalisé à Kigali, présentant des symptômes de la maladie d'Ebola.

"Aujourd'hui (dimanche) en fin d'après-midi, un patient de l'hôpital King Faisal présentant des symptômes d'Ebola a été mis en isolement dans l'attente des résultats de ses tests", qui devront déterminer si le patient souffre de la fièvre hémorragique, selon un communiqué du gouvernement rwandais.

Les résultats devraient être disponibles sous 48 heures.

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Rwanda tests possible Ebola case: health ministry

08/11/2014 05:47 GMT

KIGALI, August 11, 2014 (AFP) - Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and was waiting for test results checking for the deadly tropical disease, the health ministry said late Sunday.

"Samples from the suspected case have been sent for testing to an international accredited laboratory for approval, results will be available in 48 hours," the health ministry said in a statement.

The patient is the first to be tested in Rwanda since the outbreak in west Africa.

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Rwandan Government and WBG Sign Agreement to Help Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda

KIGALI, August 6, 2014—The World Bank Group and the Government of Rwanda today signed a financial agreement of US$15 million to provide community and health services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) by expanding the Isange One Stop Centers while promoting gender equality, behavioral change and violence prevention in Rwanda.

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Rwanda Price Bulletin July 2014

Beans are the most common staple commodities across all regions in Rwanda. Maize, cassava, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and bananas are also very important. Beans and Maize are cultivated generally in all districts of the Country, Irish potatoes mainly in Northern and Western parts of the Country and Bananas in Eastern parts. Staple food prices are usually lower in January-February, after season A, and in July-August, following the season B harvest. Prices are higher in October-November and May-June during the lean periods.

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Reconstruire la paix intérieure

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Caritas

Les traumatismes liés au deuil ou à la culpabilité sont multiples au Rwanda, où l’association Ibakwe s’emploie à restaurer les forces vitales humaines.

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Future of Rwanda’s Orphans Still Uncertain

By Amy Fallon

IGALI, Jul 11 2014 (IPS) - Every day, 14-year-old Deborah wakes up in an orphanage, goes to school, and comes home to an orphanage. It does not matter when or for how long she leaves the orphanage, she always knows she’ll be back.

“This is where I live, this is my home,” says the teen, sitting at a wooden desk with other children at the Gisimba Memorial Centre orphanage. She has been intensely colouring in a nativity scene of one famous family – Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.

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John Kayihula, réfugié congolais au Rwanda : « Je me concentre sur le sport pour oublier ma vie »

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IRIN

CAMP DE RÉFUGIÉS DE GIHEMBE (RWANDA), 11 juillet 2014 (IRIN) - Sur les 14 700 réfugiés congolais hébergés au camp rwandais de Gihembe, rares sont ceux qui envisagent de bientôt rentrer chez eux. La majeure partie des 75 000 réfugiés congolais accueillis au Rwanda sont des Tutsis arrivés entre 1995 et 1997 des territoires de Masisi et Rutshuru, dans le Nord-Kivu, une province qui compte toujours une pléthore de groupes armés, la rendant trop dangereuse pour que les Nations Unies organisent le retour des réfugiés.

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John Kayihula, Congolese refugee in Rwanda: I focus on sport so as to forget my life

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IRIN

GIHEMBE REUGEE CAMP (RWANDA), 9 July 2014 (IRIN) - Few of the 14,700 Congolese refugees in Rwanda’s Gihembe camp envisage returning home any time soon. As with Rwanda’s total caseload of 75,000 Congolese refugees, most are Tutsis who arrived between 1995 and 1997 from Masisi and Rutshuru territories in North Kivu, a province which still has a plethora of armed groups, making it too dangerous for the UN to organize refugee returns.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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11 children reunited with their families

Kigali / Geneva (ICRC) – Eleven Rwandan children have been repatriated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to Rwanda, where they were reunited with their families. Scattered by the violence that has gripped the region for several years, the families were at last reunited thanks to the efforts of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to trace the children’s relatives. This hard work is paying off; 50 Rwandan children have now been reunited with their families since the beginning of the year.

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14 enfants retrouvent leur famille

Genève / Kigali (CICR) – Quatorze enfants de nationalité rwandaise ont été rapatriés depuis la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) vers le Rwanda, où ils ont retrouvé leur famille. Dispersées par la violence et les conflits qui secouent la région depuis plusieurs années, ces familles sont enfin réunies grâce au travail de recherche que le CICR a déployé pour retrouver les proches de ces enfants. Un travail qui porte ses fruits, puisque 50 enfants rwandais ont ainsi rejoint leur famille depuis le début de l’année.

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Community members educate one another in gender relations

“It began slowly, but after a while we had dynamic meetings where power relations between genders, domestic violence, and conflict resolution were openly discussed”, Rita Nyiratunga explains enthusiastically. She is project officer in Rwanda Men’s Resource Center (RWAMREC) and initiated awareness raising and discussions on gender relations in Ngona village, in northern Rwanda in 2012.

04.07.2014 | Felipe Atkins

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Supporting Farmer Co-operatives in Rwanda

WFP marks the International day of Co-operatives and commits to invest in capacity building of small-holder farmers through local purchases to achieve sustainable food security.

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Malnutrition a threat with use of climate-resilient crops, scientists say

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AlertNet

Author: Isaiah Esipisu

KIGALI, Rwanda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As farmers move toward growing crops designed to meet growing world demand for food and stand up to tougher climate conditions, they may inadvertently be worsening malnutrition, scientists say.

Such "hidden hunger" stems from a lack of vitamins and minerals in some crops that replace staple favourites, and a narrowing of the range of foods eaten.

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Rwanda Food Security Outlook Update June 2014

Below-average season ‘B’ production increases food insecurity

Key Messages

  • Season B production is expected to be between 25 to 50 percent below-average due to poor seasonal rainfall performance. Continued dry conditions throughout the country will reduce area planted for season C.

  • Although staple food prices have declined in many markets with the beginning of harvests in June, these decreases are likely to remain short-term. Because of production deficits, market supplies will not replenish as they typically do.

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Access to and Effects of Social Protection on Workers Living with HIV and Their Households: An Analytical Report

The ILO has just launched this report which is the result of a process that included a global literature review, the development of a research methodology guide through consultation with experts, and research in four countries: Guatemala, Indonesia, Rwanda and Ukraine. It highlights the challenges faced by workers living with HIV and their households in accessing social protection programmes, examines the effects of such programmes on their lives and makes evidence-based recommendations.

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Rwanda Price Bulletin June 2014

Beans are the most common staple commodities across all regions in Rwanda.
Maize, cassava, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and bananas are also very important. Beans and Maize are cultivated generally in all districts of the Country, Irish potato mainly in Northern and Western parts of the Country and Banana in Eastern parts. Staple food prices are usually lower in January-February, after season A, and in July-August, following the season B harvest.
Prices are higher in October-November and May-June during the lean periods.

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Move to a new camp transforms life for resilient amputee

MUGOMBWA REFUGEE CAMP, Rwanda, June 25 (UNHCR) – Judith self-consciously adjusts her skirt as she balances her two-year-old-son on her knee. Her sarong-like traditional kitenge covers one leg to her ankle and she makes sure her other, amputated, leg remains hidden.

But it's not her missing leg – lost to the war in her native Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – that's on Judith Mukansanga's mind today. The 31-year-old refugee is celebrating having a safe home of her own for her three children, and being able to get around with relative ease despite her disability.

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World Refugee Day 2014: Rwanda reaffirms commitment to protect refugees

RWANDA will continue to make necessary efforts to ensure that the thousands of refugees who have sought refuge in the country remain safe and secure, the Minister for Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, Seraphine Mukantabana, has said.

She was speaking on Friday as the country joined the rest of the world to mark this year's World Refugee Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of refugees throughout the world.