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20 Dec 2018 description

Favorable December rainfall raises prospects of average or above-average 2019 Season A harvests

KEY MESSAGES

• Rainfall since the second half of November has compensated for early season deficits in September and October. Key informants indicate that most crops are developing normally, and January-February 2019 Season A harvests are likely to be average to above average. This combined with above-average purchasing power is anticipated to support Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes through at least May 2019.

28 Nov 2018 description

Operational Updates

• WFP provided lifesaving food and nutrition assistance to more than 146,800 refugees living in six refugee camps across Rwanda. In total, 953 mt of in-kind food commodities were distributed and US$ 765,000 of cash was transferred electronically to refugees’ smart cards. Cash assistance has continued to enable refugees to buy food of their choice from local shops and markets.

18 Nov 2018 description

From: Global Affairs Canada

Backgrounder

Education

Right to Play - Ghana, Mozambique and Rwanda: Gender-responsive education and transformation - $19.5 million (2018 to 2023)

14 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS:

• UNICEF developed a preparedness and response plan for Ebola Virus Disease and contributed the National Ebola Preparedness and Response Plan. A total of US$ 370,000 was allocated through the UNICEF Emergency Programme Fund as a loan to accelerate implementation of the preparedness activities.

14 Nov 2018 description

Helena Christensen, photographe, mannequin de renom et sympathisante du HCR, appelle la communauté internationale à des contributions urgentes et à porter attention aux réfugiés burundais vivant au Rwanda à la suite d’une visite sur place avec le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés.

14 Nov 2018 description

UNHCR High profile supporter, model and photographer Helena Christensen is calling for urgent funding and global attention for Burundian refugees living in Rwanda following a trip with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

07 Nov 2018 description

A team of 20 medical staff from Rwanda Military Hospital, King Faisal Hospital, and Gisenyi District Hospital attended a three-day course aimed at strengthening their skills to manage patients with conflict wounds.

Organized by the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Rwanda, the course was attended by surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses. It was organized from 23 to 25 October 2018 in the capital city of Kigali.

01 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

1,406 mt of food assistance distributed to refugees as well as vulnerable Rwandans

US$ 621,769 transferred to refugees

US$ 5.5 million six months net funding requirement (October 2018- March 2019)

226,600 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

01 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

1,413 mt of food assistance distributed
USD 646,400 distributed through cash assistance
USD 4.5 m is urgently needed to ensure the continuation of food assistance to refugees for the next six months (September 2018 - February 2019) 228,497 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

01 Nov 2018 description

Below-average rainfall at usual start of season, though average season still forecast

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

• With support from the Government of Japan two additional rooms and a play park for young children were completed; these facilities will be handed over to the Government of Rwanda and UNHCR on 5 September.

• Anaemia among children under-5 remains high at 44.6 per cent in Mahama Camp (Burundian refugees) and Nyabiheke Camp (Congolese refugees). Advocacy with the Government has resulted in home fortification using micro nutrient powders, which was introduced in the refugee camps in January 2018.