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Since 2011, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees has carried out different activities encouraging the Rwandan refugees who were still living in exile to repatriate before the coming into effect of the Comprehensive Solutions Strategy (Cessation Clause) on 31st December, 2017.
84,596 Rwandans have been repatriated since 2009. The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees supported those Rwandans to be well integrated in the Rwandan Society. However, there are Rwandans still living in host countries under the refugee status.
The Hon. DE BONHEUR Jeanne d’Arc, Minister of Disaster Management and Refugees, paid a courtesy call on Mugombwa (Gisagara District) and Kigeme (Nyamagabe District) refugee camps from 15th to 16th November, 2017 to engage implementing partners and refugees to discuss the later living conditions.
In both refugee camps located in Southern Province, Hon. Minister stopped at different facilities and infrastructures in the camps including but not limited to shelters, schools, water and sanitation, health centre and environmental protection activities.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, in New York today:
I am honoured to be with you today, on one of the most solemn occasions on the United Nations calendar.
More than 60 percent of refugees worldwide are now estimated to live in urban areas, and increasingly humanitarian agencies are expanding their focus to become engaged with refugees and displaced persons living in cities and towns. Policy and operational shifts are underway, with emphasis on expanding access to protection, self-reliance and essential services among refugees who live in urban and non-camp locations.
April 22 2014: Rwandan peacebuilder Jean de Dieu Basabose looks at the commemorative events for the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, and explains the importance of peace education in preventing future genocides in Rwanda and beyond.
Conseil de sécurité
7155e séance – matin
Le Vice-Secrétaire général, M. Jan Eliasson, souligne les progrès accomplis par l’ONU en matière de mécanismes d’alerte et de diplomatie préventive
6 April 2014 – As Rwandans commemorate the genocide that took place 20 years ago, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed during a visit to Kigali on Sunday the need for the international community to learn from such atrocities and to ensure that the words 'never again' are translated into action.
By BAN Ki-moon
Today in the Central African Republic, government and community leaders are struggling to help the country find the path of peace.
On Monday in Kigali, I will join the people of Rwanda in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the genocide, the reverberations of which are still being felt across an arc of uncertainty in Africa’s Great Lakes region -- and in the collective conscience of the international community.
Rwanda first sub-Saharan African country to introduce measles-rubella vaccine nationwide with GAVI support
14-June-2012 (Kigali, Rwanda) In its efforts to build on the past achievements in order to accelerate growth and poverty reduction, this year's budget comes in an environment where key global and national economic indicators prevailing are not in line with earlier projections. According to the IMF’s recent World Economic Outlook, the global economy is expected to grow by only 3.3 per cent, compared to the previous projection of 4 per cent.
By Victoria Fan in Evaluation, Monitoring, and Measurement. This is a joint post with Amanda Glassman and Rachel Silverman.
The battle against HIV/AIDS has received more donor funding than most other diseases combined. Many tens of billions of dollars has been spent in the more than 30 years of the epidemic. The amount of funding has raised concerns among some that attention is being taken away from other killer diseases. Now, a new study says that’s not the case.
The 6 year study took place at health clinics in Rwanda.
« Certes des progrès significatifs ont été réalisés dans le cadre de la lutte contre le Sida, depuis l’adoption de la Déclaration d’engagement en 2001, mais les efforts doivent être poursuivis pour consolider les résultats obtenus au cours de la décennie écoulée », a déclaré mercredi le président du Rwanda, lors du lancement de la réunion de haut niveau de l’Assemblée générale de l’ONU sur le SIDA.