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28 Nov 2018 description

Operational Updates

• WFP provided lifesaving food and nutrition assistance to more than 146,800 refugees living in six refugee camps across Rwanda. In total, 953 mt of in-kind food commodities were distributed and US$ 765,000 of cash was transferred electronically to refugees’ smart cards. Cash assistance has continued to enable refugees to buy food of their choice from local shops and markets.

18 Nov 2018 description

From: Global Affairs Canada



Right to Play - Ghana, Mozambique and Rwanda: Gender-responsive education and transformation - $19.5 million (2018 to 2023)

14 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• UNICEF developed a preparedness and response plan for Ebola Virus Disease and contributed the National Ebola Preparedness and Response Plan. A total of US$ 370,000 was allocated through the UNICEF Emergency Programme Fund as a loan to accelerate implementation of the preparedness activities.

01 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

1,406 mt of food assistance distributed to refugees as well as vulnerable Rwandans

US$ 621,769 transferred to refugees

US$ 5.5 million six months net funding requirement (October 2018- March 2019)

226,600 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

01 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

1,413 mt of food assistance distributed
USD 646,400 distributed through cash assistance
USD 4.5 m is urgently needed to ensure the continuation of food assistance to refugees for the next six months (September 2018 - February 2019) 228,497 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

01 Nov 2018 description

Below-average rainfall at usual start of season, though average season still forecast

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• 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.

03 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

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

Operational Updates

07 Aug 2018 description

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.

Executive Summary

01 Aug 2018 description

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.

30 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

1,201 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 630,200 cash-based transfers made
236,000 people in June 2018

Operational Updates

• 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.

27 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• 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.

09 Jul 2018 description


  • 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

03 Jul 2018 description

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.

03 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

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

Operational Updates

06 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

1,015 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 545,538 cash based transfers made

US$ 5.5 m six months (May-October 2018) net funding requirements

277,000 people assisted in April 2018

Operational Updates

13 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Due to incessant rains in the month of April, the temporary shelters hosting early childhood development (ECD) classrooms for about 2,700 Burundian children (3-6 years) collapsed. UNICEF carried out a quick assessment and temporarily accommodated the affected children in the existing facilities. The other two ECD learning in permanent centre and home-based is continuing. Immediate funds approx. US$ 200,000 are required to find a more permanent solution to the temporary shelters.

08 May 2018 description


  • As of March 2018, Rwanda hosts more than 177,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, primarily from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the UN. Much of the refugee population is almost entirely dependent on humanitarian assistance to meet their food needs, although the Rwandan Government recently decided to officially launch the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, an initiative that aims to reduce the dependency on donor funding and improve refugees’ livelihood opportunities.