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01 Aug 2015 description

Food insecurity persists among poor households in southern and eastern Rwanda

KEY MESSAGES

 Food security has improved country-wide following Season B harvests. However, many poor householdsin the Bugesera Cassava, Southeastern Plateau Banana and Central Plateau Cassava and Coffee Livelihood Zones will remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) in the coming months, due to low Season B production, increased food and fuel prices, and diminished labor opportunities.

31 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

ƒDuring the weekly Refugee Coordination Meeting,in consultation with all UN and NGO partners, UNHCR and MIDIMAR made the decision to erect hangars and install temporary pit latrines in Mahama camp in order to accelerate relocation of over 15,000 refugees from the reception centres. In the meantime, UNHCR's partners continue to construct semi-permanent structures in the camp as a longer term solution.

31 Jul 2015 description

July 30, 2015: 68,707 Burundian refugees registered in camps and urban areas, while 1,366 in Kigali and 842 in Huye remain pending with appointments for registration.

Mahama Refugee camp

As of July 30th , 2015, the number of registered Burundian refugees had reached 68,707 in Rwanda.

among them 47,656 are hosted in different transit centers and Mahama camp as follow:

· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 14,927

· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province :1,163

29 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Rwanda continued to receive a steady influx of refugees from Burundi. The total number has now reached 71,485.

  • The shelter strategy is being revised to accommodate the large number of refugees in hangars, tents and semi-permanent facilities.

  • Alternative modes of providing water to the growing number of refugees are being put in place, while working on permanent/sustainable solutions.

  • Negotiations are ongoing to ensure refugee children’s participation in national education examinations.

29 Jul 2015 description

July 29, 2015: 68,191 Burundian refugees registered in camps and urban areas, while 2,024 in Kigali and 842 in Huye remain pending with appointments for registration.

Mahama Refugee camp As of July 29th , 2015, the number of registered Burundian refugees had reached 68,191 in Rwanda.

among them 47,567 are hosted in different transit centers and Mahama camp as follow:

· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 14,869

· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province :1,163

26 Jul 2015 description

July 24, 2015: 66,053 Burundian refugees registered in camps and urban areas, while 4,177 in Kigali and 842 in Huye remain pending with appointments for registration.

As of July 24th , 2015, the number of registered Burundian refugees had reached 66,053 in Rwanda.

among them 46,982 are hosted in different transit centers and Mahama camp as follow:

· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 14,572

· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province :1,129

25 Jul 2015 description

A new momentum for stronger partnership with and for youth in Rwanda, highlights from the UN Youth Envoy visit to Rwanda

Last week, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, visited Rwanda in a joint mission with the UN-Habitat youth team, on a three-day mission that included meetings with high-level Government officials, the UN Country Team, as well as youth representatives aiming at getting first-hand information and assess the situation of youth in Rwanda.

20 Jul 2015 description

Face à l'arrivée massive de réfugiés burundais dans les centres d'accueil situés le long de la frontière avec le Burundi, le gouvernement rwandais a ouvert, en avril, un nouveau camp de réfugiés à Mahama, dans la province de l'Est. L'une des grandes préoccupations des réfugiés est de maintenir le contact avec leur famille et leurs amis restés au pays.

17 Jul 2015 description
report AlertNet

LONDON, July 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women jailed in a Kigali prison for murdering their Tutsi neighbours in Rwanda's 1994 genocide talk about the killings as if they are still trying to justify why they took part in one of the most notorious mass killings of modern history.

"They were caught and killed easily," one of the women says about murdering ethnic Tutsis during the 100 days of slaughter.

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17 Jul 2015 description

Jeudi 16/07/2015 - 00:00 GMT

A Kigali, lors du premier Forum d'Affaires « Kenya-Rwanda » qui a rassemblé plus de 200 experts, investisseurs et membres du secteur privés des deux pays, le Président KAGAME a exprimé sa grande frustration par la lenteur avec laquelle le développement se poursuit sur le continent africain et tout particulièrement dans la région de l'Afrique de l'Est.