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14 Apr 2018 description

The UNHCR Representation in Rwanda expresses its appreciations to the Government of Rwanda for fulfilling the wishes of the Burundian displaced persons to return in safety and dignity.

Over 2,500 Burundians, who had entered Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on March 7, have expressed their willingness to return home.

UNHCR has been informed by the members of the group that the decision to return is voluntary.

01 Apr 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Abundant rains in March offset moisture deficits and lift production prospects of 2018B season crops

  • Average 2018A season harvest, with localized production shortfalls in eastern areas due to below-average rainfall

  • Maize prices stable in recent months around their year-earlier levels

  • Generally good food security situation, with pockets of food insecurity in some eastern districts

29 Mar 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Refugees accused of inciting others to reject biometric registration.
  • The are reported to belong to a Catholic sect that resist any form of biometric listing and modern medicine.
  • The refugees are accused of endangering the lives of others in the camps as well as those of the officials.

By EDMUND KAGIRE

Rwanda police have arrested 33 Burundian refugees accused of inciting others to reject biometric registration.

01 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

• WFP continues to support a growing number of Burundian and Congolese refugees hosted in six camps in Rwanda. In addition, WFP is building national capacity to design and manage home grown hunger solutions.

01 Mar 2018 description

Likely average Season A harvests to help maintain favorable food access

KEY MESSAGES

  • Overall, the 2018 Season A harvest is expected to be average, despite some production deficits in the east. With existing income-earning opportunities and a favorable Season B rainfall forecast, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes are expected to continue countrywide through September 2018. However, some poor households in Kayonza, Kirehe, and Nyagatare districts in Eastern Province may already be in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) due to below-average Season A production.

22 Feb 2018 description

22 février 2018

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, appelle au calme et à la retenue après avoir reçu des informations inquiétantes faisant état d’une violente manifestation dans le camp de réfugiés de Kiziba au Rwanda.

Les camps de réfugiés de Kiziba au Rwanda sont situés dans le district de Karongi, à l’ouest du Rwanda. Plus de 17 000 réfugiés originaires de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) y sont accueillis, dont 77 % sont des femmes et des enfants.

22 Feb 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for calm and restraint after worrying reports of a refugee protest turning violent in Rwanda’s Kiziba refugee camp.

Rwanda’s Kiziba refugee camps is located in the Karongi District, in Western Rwanda and hosts over 17,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, around 77 per cent of which are women and children.

Protesting refugees were reportedly angry about reduction in food assistance.

21 Feb 2018 description

Around 2,000 people from the 17,000-strong Karongi camp in western Rwanda marched out of the camp to protest a 25 percent cut in food rations

By Clement Uwiringiyimana

KIGALI, Rwanda, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Congolese refugees in Rwanda said soldiers shot at them and wounded at least two people on Tuesday as the refugees tried to march out of their camp in protest at a cut in food rations.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

09 Feb 2018 description

This will facilitate refugees’ ability to access Government services, employability and to move more freely in the country and abroad.

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.

23 Jan 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By JOHNSON KANAMUGIRE

African countries are divided on the fate of Rwandan refugees within their borders following the expiry of the deadline of the cessation clause that effectively ends their refugee status.

The cessation clause is part of the 1951 Refugee Convention, which allows countries to declare that the reasons that led to people fleeing the country no longer exist, and that all those who fled should be able to return or risk losing their refugee status.

18 Jan 2018 description

On Friday 12th January, 2018, 350 youth refugee students from 4 refugee camps (Gihembe, Nyabiheke, Kiziba and Kigeme) graduated from Gitwe Adventist College located in Ruhango District after 45 days of training and vocational and Education training (TVET).

All graduands trained by ADRA Rwanda and IMPACT HOPE are Congolese youth refugees. They were trained on different trades: 146 trained on hair dressing, 58 on Electricity installation and domestic maintenance, 86 on Tailoring, 35 trained on Plumbing and 24 trained on Permaculture.