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01 Aug 2019 description
report World Bank

A. Introduction

Context

  1. Rwanda’s economic success over the last decade is widely recognized. The country is one of Africa’s fastest growing economies with growth averaging more than 7 percent every year since 2000. Sustained economic growth rates have seen gross domestic product (GDP) per capita increase from US$242 in 2000 to US$787 by 2018.

01 Aug 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The first half of 2019 was marked by epidemics as the country passed the epidemic threshold of malaria, declared its second cholera outbreak of the year, and is actively reinforcing its preparedness to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

31 Jul 2019 description

Humanitarian food assistance needs to be higher than normal through September

Key Messages

31 Jul 2019 description

Ebola cases confirmed in DRC along border with Rwanda, though cross border movement continues

Key Messages

31 Jul 2019 description
report World Vision

Key messages

• According to the National Institute of Statistics, food prices in rural areas have remained stable and below the five-year average in nominal prices. Food prices are likely to decline following June/July harvests, while income earning opportunities through agricultural labor and construction remain normal. As a result, poor households’ access to food is expected to further improve until at least October. (FEWSNET)

31 Jul 2019 description
report World Vision

Key messages

• According to Mid-season Assessment Report 2019, the overall food security in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands Counties deteriorated in the month of May 2019 with more households in crisis phase classification. The poor performance of the long rains has resulted into poor regeneration of forage and minimal recharge of surface water sources in the pastoral livelihood zones. In marginal livelihood zones, crop condition is poor with expected drop in production of more than 60 percent and consequently, more food insecure households.

31 Jul 2019 description
report World Vision

Key messages

• Humanitarian needs: An estimated 30 million people across East Africa region are in need of humanitarian assistance. Various crises like conflict, drought, floods, and disease outbreaks and rising cost of fuel and food prices have left them extremely vulnerable.

31 Jul 2019 description

In Numbers

695 mt of food assistance commodities distributed
US$ 969,500 cash-based transfers completed
US$ 7.1 m six months net funding requirements, representing 65 percent of total requirements for the next six months (July- Dec 2019).
228,700 people assisted in June 2019

Operational Updates

30 Jul 2019 description

Strengthening national capacities in recovery management and setting up the enabling institutional, policy and financial frameworks for inclusive, effective and transparent recovery processes require qualitative information about the actual situation in the countries, best practices, challenges and opportunities, to provide guidance and support to national efforts.

30 Jul 2019 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

BASIC INFORMATION

POPULATION FIGURES

  • The figures in this report were updated to reflect the results of continuous biometric registration and verification exercises in countries of asylum.

  • The figures include additions (new arrivals and births) and subtractions (departures, deaths, no-shows during food distributions and deactivations). 2019-2020 RRRP

30 Jul 2019 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

As of 30 June 2019, 861,077 Congolese refugees are being hosted in several African countries. From 1 January to 30 June 2019 alone, some 49,660 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda.

UNHCR together with 57 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 30 June 2019 to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

30 Jul 2019 description

Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are from their common border standpoint only 930 km apart. When a first Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was declared on 1st August 2018 in the North Kivu Province of DRC, the Rwanda Ministry of Health, health partners and WHO engaged into systematic preparedness, response and training activities. They proved to be successful, as the highly contagious disease never crossed the Rwandan border. On 11th June 2019, the Uganda Ministry of Health declared an EVD outbreak in the Kasese District, in western part of the country.

29 Jul 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Health actors confirm first EVD case in Goma

  • Insecurity in Beni continues to result in EVD responder deaths and hamper EVD response activities

  • More than 140 new confirmed cases recorded in Beni during past 21 days; the highest number of cases in affected health zones

  • MoH requests $287.6 million for EVD public health response activities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Jul 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 74 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

26 Jul 2019 description

UNHCR and partners began to assist the voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees in August 2017 as a durable solution for those refugees who indicate a desire to return home. The vast majority of returns have been from Tanzania, with smaller numbers assisted to return from Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Almost all returns from Rwanda and Uganda have so far been self-organized.

26 Jul 2019 description

Le HCR et ses partenaires ont commencé à assister le rapatriement librement consenti des réfugiés burundais au mois d’août 2017, à la suite des résolutions de la Commission tripartite entre le Burundi, la Tanzanie et le HCR et ceci dans le cadre de solutions durables du mandat HCR pour les réfugiés ayant manifesté la volonté de rentrer chez eux. La majorité des rapatrie- ments provienne de la Tanzanie, mais aussi en petit nombre du Kenya et de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Presque tous les retours du Rwanda et de l'Ouganda ont été jusqu'ici des retours spontanés.

26 Jul 2019 description

Ce document fournit une mise à jour intermédiaire sur les principaux évènements ayant lieu entre la publication mensuelle des rapports opérationnels du HCR.

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