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By DANIEL S. NTWARI
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.
Summary of WFP assistance:
WFP provides food assistance with the aim of improving food and nutrition security among food insecure households.
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
In November 2014, CWS initiated a pilot project to increase self-reliance among urban refugees in Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania, through intensive case management and outreach to local employers and other local stakeholders. By focusing on both the supply and demand of refugee labor,
CWS sought to facilitate mutually beneficial interactions between urban refugees and host communities.
The Central Africa and Great Lakes subregion is fraught with multiple conflicts and political instability. In addition to the crisis in the Central African Republic which has affected many countries in the subregion, the precarious security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has also seen large-scale refugee movements into Rwanda and other neighbouring countries.
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.
OVERALL STRATEGY AND COORDINATION
Kigali, Rwanda 27 May 2015