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09 Jul 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Significant production losses for pulse and rice crops in 2018B season due to excess moisture and floods

  • About 50 000 people displaced in April and May due to widespread floods

  • Average 2018A season harvest, with localized production shortfalls in eastern areas due to below-average rainfall

  • Prices of maize declining to low levels in recent months, prices of beans unseasonally increasing in May

03 Jul 2018 description

KIGALI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a US$6.5 million contribution from the United States of America in support of Congolese and Burundian refugees in Rwanda. This contribution restores full food rations to these refugees and brings the total food and nutrition assistance provided by USAID/Food for Peace in Rwanda to US$10 million this year.

The contribution comes at a critical time when WFP’s resources are being stretched to respond to the food needs of an increasing number of camp-based refugees.

03 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

1,052 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 550,277 cash based transfers made

US$ 5.3 million 6 months (June-November 2018) net funding requirements

239,692 people in May 2018

Operational Updates

06 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

1,015 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 545,538 cash based transfers made

US$ 5.5 m six months (May-October 2018) net funding requirements

277,000 people assisted in April 2018

Operational Updates

13 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS- APRIL 2018

• Due to incessant rains in the month of April, the temporary shelters hosting early childhood development (ECD) classrooms for about 2,700 Burundian children (3-6 years) collapsed. UNICEF carried out a quick assessment and temporarily accommodated the affected children in the existing facilities. The other two ECD learning in permanent centre and home-based is continuing. Immediate funds approx. US$ 200,000 are required to find a more permanent solution to the temporary shelters.

08 May 2018 description

Situation

  • As of March 2018, Rwanda hosts more than 177,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, primarily from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the UN. Much of the refugee population is almost entirely dependent on humanitarian assistance to meet their food needs, although the Rwandan Government recently decided to officially launch the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, an initiative that aims to reduce the dependency on donor funding and improve refugees’ livelihood opportunities.

06 May 2018 description

In Numbers

965mt of food assistance distributed

US $526,097 cash based transfers made

US $6.9 m six months (April-Sept 2018) net funding requirements, representing 57% of total

235,000 people assisted in March 2018

Operational Updates

01 May 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Heavy rains in March-April, over 191 percent of average, caused bean crop losses, landslides, and flooding, particularly in northern, northwestern, Kigali and southeastern areas. Total Season B production is still likely to be average to below average. Food and income access for most poor households is unlikely to change, and the country is expected to remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1). Some poor households in areas most affected by the rains are likely to experience Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes.

24 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS- FEBRUARY 2018

• The new academic school year began in January. Of the 1,090 Burundian refugee students that undertook examinations in Primary Level, 83.1 per cent passed. Of the 772 students at Secondary Level, 71 per cent passed.

• More than 5,700 Burundian refugee children in 0-6 years are receiving early childhood care through different approaches.

14 Apr 2018 description

The UNHCR Representation in Rwanda expresses its appreciations to the Government of Rwanda for fulfilling the wishes of the Burundian displaced persons to return in safety and dignity.

Over 2,500 Burundians, who had entered Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on March 7, have expressed their willingness to return home.

UNHCR has been informed by the members of the group that the decision to return is voluntary.

01 Apr 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Abundant rains in March offset moisture deficits and lift production prospects of 2018B season crops

  • Average 2018A season harvest, with localized production shortfalls in eastern areas due to below-average rainfall

  • Maize prices stable in recent months around their year-earlier levels

  • Generally good food security situation, with pockets of food insecurity in some eastern districts

29 Mar 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Refugees accused of inciting others to reject biometric registration.
  • The are reported to belong to a Catholic sect that resist any form of biometric listing and modern medicine.
  • The refugees are accused of endangering the lives of others in the camps as well as those of the officials.

By EDMUND KAGIRE

Rwanda police have arrested 33 Burundian refugees accused of inciting others to reject biometric registration.