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WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 - The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank today signed a $23 million Additional Financing agreement to help reduce the stunting rates among children under age 5 in 13 of Rwanda’s highest-stunting districts.
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KIREHE, Rwanda, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During Burundi's brutal 12-year civil war, Maggy Barankitse set out to rescue as many children as she could. Through her efforts hundreds survived, and many returned to their communities after the war ended in 2005.
But today, with Burundi facing its most serious crisis in more than a decade, thousands of refugees have fled once more, this time to neighbouring Rwanda.
Cash-based Interventions were launched in Mulongwe site, through provider Vodacash. 711 households received SIM cards (out of 850 households planned) which will allow them to receive multi-purpose cash for shelter, education and to start incomegenerating activities.
On 15th March, 78 recently arrived vulnerable refugees from CAR staying with host families in Gbadolite area, were relocated to Inke camp, to ensure better access to assistance.
Au cours de sa visite d’une semaine dans la région des Grands Lacs en Afrique, Filippo Grandi appelle à redoubler d’efforts pour trouver des solutions pour les réfugiés.
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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.
By Jonathan Clayton
In a week-long trip to Africa’s Great Lakes region, Filippo Grandi calls for renewed efforts to find solutions for refugees.
MUSASA, Burundi – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has called on the international community to give increased support to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi and as they step up efforts to find lasting solutions to the protracted refugee situations of the Great Lakes region.
In Rwanda, the “land of a thousand hills”, frequent landslides and floods caused by erratic rains are literally washing people’s lives away and driving them from their homes.
Alexandre Uhere had been growing vegetables on the hillsides around his village of Kinyanja in western Rwanda for decades before sudden heavy rains kept sweeping his livelihood down into Lake Karago.
“When there was a big downpour, the seeds were going downhill and we weren’t producing anything because it was all going downhill, so people were going hungry,” he said.
In Geneva, the European Union co-hosted the 'Humanitarian Conference on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)'. On this occasion, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides reiterated the EU's support in response to the worsening humanitarian situation in the region, with contributions worth €77 million in emergency and development assistance to the DRC crisis.
Bruxelles, le 13 avril 2018
L'Union européenne a coorganisé ce jour, à Genève, la «conférence humanitaire sur la République démocratique du Congo (RDC)».
À cette occasion, le commissaire européen chargé de l'aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, Christos Stylianides, a réitéré le soutien de l'UE en réponse à l'aggravation de la situation humanitaire dans la région, au moyen de contributions à hauteur de 77 millions d'euros d'aide d'urgence et au développement pour la crise en RDC.
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 6.9 million
Funding gap 24.0 million
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TEL AVIV, April 11 (Reuters) - Israel is finalising a deal to deport thousands of African migrants to Uganda under a new scheme after agreements with Rwanda and the U.N.'s refugee agency to find homes for those expelled fell through
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(Kinshasa, 10 April 2018) – CARE International is calling on donors to significantly increase their commitment to the humanitarian crisis in the DRC ahead of this week’s pledging conference taking place in Geneva.
Labelled a “silent humanitarian tsunami”, as the humanitarian situation in the DRC deteriorates dramatically, this week’s meeting will seek to raise $1.68 billion, nearly four times the amount secured in 2017.