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31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • 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.

01 Nov 2017 description

Ongoing harvests and anticipated crop production likely to maintain Minimal outcomes

KEY MESSAGES

31 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.

  • WFP urgently requires USD10.3 million for the next six months (November 2017 – April 2018) to meet the needs of the refugees.

  • The refugee operation’s resource situation remains critical. WFP has reduced rations by 10 percent in the November general food distributions in order to stretch available resources.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.

  • Despite generous contributions from donors, the refugee operation urgently requires USD 11.4 million to avert possible supply chain breaks expected at the end of November. WFP will most likely implement ration reductions starting November if additional resources are not forthcoming.

27 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage homegrown hunger solutions.

  • The refugee operation is currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to interruptions in the provision of food assistance.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage homegrown hunger solutions.

  • The refugee operation is currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to interruptions in the provision of food assistance.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

17 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage homegrown hunger solutions.

  • The refugee operation is currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to breaks in the provision of food assistance.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

30 Jun 2017 description

Average to above-average crop production improves food security across Rwanda

KEY MESSAGES

16 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage homegrown hunger solutions.

  • The refugee operation is currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to breaks in the provision of food assistance.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

21 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage homegrown hunger solutions.

  • The refugee operation is likely to face significant disruptions from May 2017, if additional funding is not forthcoming.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

Operational Updates

28 Nov 2011 description

Si aucun effort n’est consenti sur le plan de l’intensification et de l’innovation à grande échelle dans le domaine de l’agriculture, le Burundi, le Rwanda et la RDC connaîtront à nouveau des années difficiles. Cet avertissement a été lancé par les participants à la conférence sur la recherche agricole organisée à Kigali (Rwanda) du 24 au 27 octobre 2011. À cette occasion, les possibilités en matière d’alimentation de la population africaine en pleine croissance ont été abordées.

16 Nov 2011 description

Les experts sollicitent des fonds et une intervention d’urgence pour protéger la cet aliment de base

16 novembre 2011, Nairobi/Rome - Une nouvelle variante de la maladie du manioc afflige de vastes zones d'Afrique de l'Est, en particulier la région des Grands Lacs, mettant à risque une source cruciale de nourriture et de revenus, selon la FAO.

16 Nov 2011 description

Experts urge funding, swift action to protect staple food crop

16 November 2011, Nairobi - A new variant of a cassava disease is affecting large parts of East Africa, especially in the area's Great Lakes Region, putting a crucial source of food and income at risk, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

FAO experts say Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) is on the verge of becoming an epidemic, and have called for an urgent increase in funding, research, training, surveillance and other measures to help farmers and breeders.

07 Jun 2005 description
report Caritas


1. Antecedentes históricos
La región africana de los Grandes Lagos --así denominada por extenderse en las proximidades de los lagos Kivu, Victoria y Tanganika-- comprende esencialmente la totalidad de Ruanda y Burundi, y la parte oriental de la R.D del Congo. En algunos estudios también se incluye la parte occidental de Uganda y Tanzania como parte de esta región, no sólo por su proximidad geográfica sino por la vinculación de los principales problemas que afectan a estos países.