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21 Jun 2017 description

The World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture Index (EBA) is a unique tool for measuring the ease of doing agribusiness. EBA data, coupled with contextual analysis and consultations with key stakeholders, can inform priority reforms and allow for transparent result tracking over time and across countries. The index scores, on a scale of 0-100*, the strength of the legal and institutional environment for agribusinesses across eight topics: seed, fertilizer, machinery, finance, markets, transport, water, and ICT.

16 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage homegrown hunger solutions.

  • The refugee operation is currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to breaks in the provision of food assistance.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

07 Jun 2017 description

KEY OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • The camp population is currently at 53,590 individuals divided into 18, 503 households and of whom 49% are female;

  • The Swedish Ambassador Mrs. Jenny Ohlssom and UNHCR Representative Dr Saber Azam visited Mahama; the mission toured the camp and interacted with refugees.

  • UNHCR received tons of clothes donated by UNQLO

  • UNHCR facilitated the participation 10 refugee youth models in Kigali fashion week.

KEY STATISTICS (WEEK 29TH MAY -03 JUNE 2017)

06 Jun 2017 description

In the evening of Monday 1st May 2017, ten Rwandan refugees from Zimbabwe, Uganda and Congo Brazzaville arrived in Rwanda for a three- day visit under the ‘Come and See, Go and Tell’ Program.

Most of them came expecting to see an unsecured and destroyed country. At their surprise, they found a new Rwanda that’s steaming ahead on the development, a country that is waiting to receive them with open arms.

06 Jun 2017 description

The demand for energy in refugee camps has direct effects on the forests of Rwanda and the environment in general. Refugees being part of the Rwandan community now, they are reminded to be concerned with the environmental protection as well.

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDIMAR) is so much concerned about the use of firewood and charcoal which leads to deforestation and environmental problems in and around refugee camps.

Energy Saving Cooking Stove

27 May 2017 description

This final report consolidates all the achievements of the response operation over a period of 12 months. The IFRC on behalf of the Rwanda Red Cross Society would like to thank all those who contributed to the emergency appeal. More specifically RRCS and IFRC would like to thank the following partners for their contributions; American Red Cross, Austrian Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross Society, Norwegian Red Cross, Red Cross of Monaco, Swedish Red Cross, The Canadian Red Cross Society (from Canadian Government), The Netherlands Red Cross (from Netherlands Government)

26 May 2017 description

Kigali: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to Japan for its latest contribution of 165 million Japanese Yen (US$ 1.46 million), which will be used to provide food and nutrition assistance to over 55,000 Burundian refugees residing in Mahama refugee camp and reception centres. The official handover ceremony took place today at the WFP compound in Kigali.

25 May 2017 description

Season B harvest to further improve food access

Key Messages

23 May 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Majority of Congolese refugees are living in five refugee camps throughout the country. Very small number of refugees live in urban locations mainly in Kigali. Humanitarian assistance and protection is mainly provided to people living in the camps. However, due to the protracted situation, the funding is very limited and therefore the living conditions in the camps remain unsatisfactory. Resettlement for protracted Congolese refugees is on hold.