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08 May 2016 description

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Monday 5/9/2016 - 11:52 GMT

At least 49 people were killed this weekend in landslides caused by torrential rains in rural Rwanda, the government said on Monday.

Authorities had previously given a death toll of 20, many of them children, as downpours drenched the densely populated country of steep hills and deep valleys.

"During the night of 7-8 May 2016, heavy rains caused landslides in several parts of Rwanda, resulting in loss of lives, and destructing of homes, infrastructure and other property," a statement said.

08 May 2016 description

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | dimanche 08/05/2016

Au moins 20 personnes, en majorité des enfants, sont morts dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche dans le nord du Rwanda dans des glissements de terrain provoqués par des pluies torrentielles, a-t-on appris de source officielle.

03 May 2016 description
report A World at School

The Syrian refugee crisis has been making headlines across the world - so most people are aware that hundreds of thousands of children who fled from the conflict are living in neighbouring countries.

But there are many other "hidden" refugee situations, where children whose families have left their homes are struggling to get into school.

One of these is in Rwanda, where large numbers of refugees have crossed the border from Burundi - a country again on the brink of civil war

02 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 76,603. About 48,450 refugees are living in Mahama camp.

  • Cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among children 6-59 months living in the camp continue to decline, with currently 51 children enrolled in treatment programmes.

  • There were no new typhoid cases reported in April, due to an effective health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) response.

25 Apr 2016 description


  • 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.