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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

HIGHLIGHTS- APRIL 2018

• 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.

24 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS- FEBRUARY 2018

• The new academic school year began in January. Of the 1,090 Burundian refugee students that undertook examinations in Primary Level, 83.1 per cent passed. Of the 772 students at Secondary Level, 71 per cent passed.

• More than 5,700 Burundian refugee children in 0-6 years are receiving early childhood care through different approaches.

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.

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.

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.

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.

22 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Presidential elections in Rwanda were held on 4 August 2017. President Kagame was re-elected to a third seven-year term with 98.7% of the vote. A new cabinet was announced, including the appointment of Jeanne d’Arc De Bonheur as the new Minister for Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDIMAR).

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.

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.

23 May 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Majority of Congolese refugees are living in five refugee camps throughout the country. Very small number of refugees live in urban locations mainly in Kigali. Humanitarian assistance and protection is mainly provided to people living in the camps. However, due to the protracted situation, the funding is very limited and therefore the living conditions in the camps remain unsatisfactory. Resettlement for protracted Congolese refugees is on hold.

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 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Airtel and I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited have signed an agreement that will facilitate the issuance of cash assistance to Rwandan refugees who return home, mainly from a number of sub-Saharan African countries.