WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.
Sufficient resources are needed to feed 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 getting meals, maintains attendance and reduces dropouts.
KIGALI – A new study conducted by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and the World Food Programme (WFP) indicates that rates of chronic malnutrition in Rwanda have fallen significantly in the last three years, but still remain stubbornly high, especially in rural areas.
The total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda increased to 75,551 with 1,684 new arrivalssince February. More than 48,000 refugees are now living in Mahama camp.
Cases of severe acute malnutrition among children 6- 59 months living in the camp continue to decline, with currently 42 children enrolled for treatment.
The typhoid outbreak is under control, with an effective health and WASH response.