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- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
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ABOUT THIS UPDATE
• 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.
1,412 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 646,387 cash based transfers made
US$ 2.6 m six months (August 2018- January 2019) net funding requirements for refugee operation
228,497 people assisted in July 2018
- Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (Midimar) said it has dispensed some 2,760 cards to mainly Burundian and some Congolese refugees.
- The ID issuance began on Thursday after the conclusion of a joint refugee verification exercise to capture biometric data by the government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
By Ivan R. Mugisha
Rwanda has issued more than 2,500 identity cards to refugees in the country to enable them move freely and access social services and jobs.
The 2017 JAM sought to assess in particular issues of refugee dependence on food assistance, issues of targeting and vulnerability, the capacity of refugees to meet their own food needs through livelihood opportunities and the suitability of cash based transfers to meet refugees’ food needs.
Recent harvests improve food availability of all major staples except beans
Season B harvests are at near-average levels after a heavy March to May rainy season that enhanced moisture-tolerant crops like maize but reduced the yields of beans and some vegetables. Although improved food availability has largely enabled Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes throughout Rwanda, many displaced households in flood-affected areas are reliant on humanitarian assistance and are likely to remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) through September.
1,201 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 630,200 cash-based transfers made
236,000 people in June 2018
• In June 2018, WFP provided food assistance to 236,000 people including camp based refugees and Rwandan vulnerable populations through; general distributions, cash transfers, nutrition interventions, asset creation activities, school meals programmes, as well as assistance to small-holder farmers in Rwanda.
• Anaemia among children under-5 is above the critical level in Mahama and Nyabiheke camps, and above serious level in the other four camps, Kigeme, Kiziba, Mugombwa and Gihembe.
• From January to June, 4,330 children and 335 women were reached with essential vaccines.
• Sphere standards for water and sanitation services are not being met in all camps - funds are urgently required to address the gaps.
• A new agreement was signed with Save the Children to address protection needs in two Congolese camps and in urban areas.
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
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$10 million this year.
The contribution comes at a critical time when WFP’s resources are being stretched to respond to the food needs of an increasing number of camp-based refugees.
1,052 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 550,277 cash based transfers made
US$ 5.3 million 6 months (June-November 2018) net funding requirements
239,692 people in May 2018