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10 Oct 2017 description

The Minister of MIDIMAR, Hon. De Bonheur Jeanne d’Arc together with the UNHCR Representative to Rwanda, Mr. Ahmed Baba Fall and other implementing partners visited Kiziba Congolese refugees’ camp on 29th September, 2017 to assess the living conditions of refugees in Kizaba camp.

Visiting Kiziba Refugee camp, oldest camp in Rwanda and a home to 17,166 Congolese, Hon. De Bonheur Jeanne d’Arc stopped at different facilities available in the camp. She visited the water supplying facilities, health posts and classrooms used by students of different levels among others.

10 Oct 2017 description

From 25th- 29th September, 2017, 15 Rwandan refugees exiled in different countries since 1994 participated in the “Come and See, Go and Tell” programme organized by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees in partnership with UNHCR.

30 Sep 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Andrej Mahecic – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 29 septembre 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, lance un appel à davantage de soutien de la part de la communauté internationale en faveur des réfugiés burundais et des communautés qui les accueillent, alors que la pénurie chronique de fonds entrave sérieusement les efforts humanitaires dans les pays d’asile.

29 Sep 2017 description

With only 12 per cent funding, UNHCR and aid partners are grappling with increasing needs of Burundian refugees.

By Cathy Wachiaya in Mahama, Rwanda | 29 September 2017

After fleeing violence in Burundi, Charlene Natete, her husband Jean-Marie and their two children, Alice, 7, and four-year-old Vestinne, are relieved when they finally reach Mahama refugee camp in Rwanda’s Eastern province. But, even here, their worries are far from over. All they own now is contained in a single bag.

27 Sep 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 interruptions 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.

26 Sep 2017 description

On September 15, 2017 - The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDIMAR) in partnership with UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched the use of cooking gas in Nyarushishi transit centre, in Rusizi District, to improve health and reduce environmental damage caused by the excessive use of firewood.

The new gas program was launched by Hon. Mme De Bonheur Jeanne d’Arc and the UNHCR Head of Field Office, Mr. Ben Boubacar Diallo, .

22 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Presidential elections in Rwanda were held on 4 August 2017. President Kagame was re-elected to a third seven-year term with 98.7% of the vote. A new cabinet was announced, including the appointment of Jeanne d’Arc De Bonheur as the new Minister for Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDIMAR).

15 Sep 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 interruptions 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.

17 Aug 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.

30 Jun 2017 description

Average to above-average crop production improves food security across Rwanda

KEY MESSAGES

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.

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.