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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.

14 Nov 2018 description

Helena Christensen, photographe, mannequin de renom et sympathisante du HCR, appelle la communauté internationale à des contributions urgentes et à porter attention aux réfugiés burundais vivant au Rwanda à la suite d’une visite sur place avec le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés.

14 Nov 2018 description

UNHCR High profile supporter, model and photographer Helena Christensen is calling for urgent funding and global attention for Burundian refugees living in Rwanda following a trip with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

07 Nov 2018 description

A team of 20 medical staff from Rwanda Military Hospital, King Faisal Hospital, and Gisenyi District Hospital attended a three-day course aimed at strengthening their skills to manage patients with conflict wounds.

Organized by the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Rwanda, the course was attended by surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses. It was organized from 23 to 25 October 2018 in the capital city of Kigali.

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

31 Aug 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • 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.

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.