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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.
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
- 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.
• WFP continues to support a growing number of Burundian and Congolese refugees hosted in six camps in Rwanda. In addition, WFP is building national capacity to design and manage home grown hunger solutions.
Likely average Season A harvests to help maintain favorable food access
Overall, the 2018 Season A harvest is expected to be average, despite some production deficits in the east. With existing income-earning opportunities and a favorable Season B rainfall forecast, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes are expected to continue countrywide through September 2018. However, some poor households in Kayonza, Kirehe, and Nyagatare districts in Eastern Province may already be in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) due to below-average Season A production.
This will facilitate refugees’ ability to access Government services, employability and to move more freely in the country and abroad.
WFP continues to support a growing number of Burundian and Congolese refugees hosted in six camps in Rwanda. Additionally, WFP is building national capacity to design and manage home grown hunger solutions.
KIGALI - The World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) appealed today to donors to contribute funds so that a 25 percent reduction from January onwards in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda can be reversed as soon as possible.
Some 130,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees in camps in Rwanda rely on humanitarian assistance to meet their food needs. They receive from WFP either monthly food distributions or cash transfers so that they can buy food in local markets.
By RODRIGUES RWIRAHIRA
Rwanda's government has adopted a policy that enables refugees to work for a living as donor funding to support those in refugee camps reduces.
According to officials from the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR), the policy seeks to, among other goals, address a 10 per cent reduction in resources for feeding camp-based refugees. The officials said the policy would also help ease pressure on Rwanda as a host country.