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09 Feb 2018 description

This will facilitate refugees’ ability to access Government services, employability and to move more freely in the country and abroad.

12 Jan 2018 description
report UN News Service

11 janvier 2018 – Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) et l'Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) ont lancé jeudi un appel aux bailleurs de fonds pour mettre fin à une réduction de 25% des rations alimentaires distribuées à plus de 100.000 réfugiés au Rwanda depuis janvier.

11 Jan 2018 description

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.

18 Dec 2017 description
report EastAfrican


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.

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.

01 Oct 2016 description
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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and delegations from African countries as well as the African Union, agreed today on final steps to end the protracted Rwandan refugee situation after seven years of negotiations.

This ministerial meeting, hosted by UNHCR in Geneva, marks the last phase of a comprehensive solutions strategy for Rwandan refugees who fled their country between 1959 and 1998 to escape inter-ethnic violence and armed conflict.

08 Aug 2016 description

A recent nutrition survey has found that rates of malnutrition have improved significantly in all six of the refugee camps in Rwanda, in part because of the World Food Programme’s intensive work to treat and prevent undernutrition among mothers and young children.

MAHAMA REFUGEE CAMP, Rwanda – Emeline Bukera was four months pregnant when she fled her home in northern Burundi in mid-2015 to escape violence as the Burundian socio-political crisis intensified.

15 Feb 2016 description
report EastAfrican


Posted Saturday, February 13 2016 at 19:40


  • With six official camps, Rwanda is home to Congolese and Burundian refugees totalling over 147,000, currently under the UNHCR-Rwanda programme.

  • UNHCR Rwanda programme now says that the Burundians will have to wait a little longer to have their concerns resolved.

  • UNHCR recently signed agreements with 11 international local partners for $10.8 million for the first phase of the 2016 refugee response in Rwanda.

04 Feb 2016 description

Following UNHCR contribution of USD 34.9 million to 2015 refugee response in Rwanda, refugee agency signs agreements with 11 partners for $10.8 million first phase of 2016 refugee response in Rwanda with MIDIMAR

29 Sep 2015 description

Since March, approximately 200,000 people have fled pre-election violence in Burundi, heading to neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

15 May 2015 description

Nairobi, 11 May 2015 .

1. The Regional Representatives of OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP convened on 11 May 2015, and agreed in principle to develop a Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) to respond to the influx of refugees into Rwanda, Tanzania and DRC from Burundi based on the existing scenario and planning assumptions described in the Inter-Agency Contingency Plan for elections in Burundi. The plan will cover an initial six month period starting 1 April, 2015.

06 Apr 2015 description
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23 Jan 2015 description

Rwanda - Dans le cadre du Programme commun de retour et de réintégration durables des Nations Unies et du Ministère chargé de la gestion des catastrophes et des affaires des réfugiés (MIDIMAR) financé par la Suède, l’OIM a intensifié ses efforts visant à accroître la réintégration durable des Rwandais de retour des pays voisins, notamment de République démocratique du Congo, de Tanzanie et du Burundi.

20 Jan 2015 description

Under the Swedish-funded One UN / Ministry for Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) Joint Sustainable Return and Reintegration programme, IOM has stepped up efforts to boost the sustainable reintegration of Rwandan returnees from neighbouring countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Burundi.

The organization last week (13-16/1) trained some 84 trainers who will soon train some 770 selected returnees and vulnerable members of returnee host communities in Rwanda in income generating activities.

04 Jun 2014 description
report Caritas

L’onde de choc provoquée en 1994 par le génocide rwandais a profondément marqué le pays et la région. Aujourd’hui, malgré les traumatismes, renaît l’espoir de se réconcilier.

Comment un pays comme le Rwanda peut-il se reconstruire ? Comment vivre côte à côte avec les personnes qui ont tué les vôtres ? Comment vivre avec ceux qui vous rappellent chaque jour votre honte, votre culpabilité d’avoir été l’un de ceux qui ont participé à l’extermination planifiée de 800 000 de vos compatriotes, de vos frères ?

07 Apr 2014 description

Twenty years since Rwanda was devastated by war in 1994, a certain amount of stability has returned in the country. Together with other donors, Switzerland has made major contributions to the ongoing reconstruction efforts. The current SDC operations in Rwanda seek to further improve the working of institutions to give the population access to good quality basic services and an environment conducive to employment.

28 Jun 2013 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.

In October 2009, UNHCR announced a strategy for bringing to proper closure the situation of Rwandan refugees who fled their country before 31 December 1998. The strategy contains four components: voluntary repatriation, local integration, retention of refugee status for people still in need of international protection, and finally the invocation of the so-called cessation clause.

19 Apr 2013 description

Points de presse, 19 avril 2013

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Adrian Edwards – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 19 avril 2013 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Les pays africains accueillant de larges populations de réfugiés rwandais, ainsi que le Rwanda lui-même, ont réitéré leur engagement à résoudre la situation prolongée des réfugiés rwandais selon la Stratégie globale qui avait été annoncée par le HCR en octobre 2009.