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09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

22 Jun 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rainfall and winds in the districts of Rusizi, Nyamasheke, Huye, Bugesera, Gicumbi, Ngoma, Kirehe, Rubavu and Nyabihu on 17 September 2017, resulted in destruction of houses and community farm lands. The most affected areas were in five districts: Rusizi and Nyamasheke (Western province); Ngoma and Bugesera (Eastern province); and Huye (Southern province).

01 May 2018 description

By Samuel Okiror

KIGALI, 1 May, 2018 - Rwanda has mainstreamed disaster risk reduction (DRR) across all sectors and put in place strong regulations and contingency plans to address all natural and man-made hazards affecting the country.

20 Nov 2017 description

On Monday October 30, 2017, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDIMAR) received 1,900 iron sheets from Trocaire Rwanda as a support to the families whose houses were damaged by heavy rain which devastated some parts of the country since August, 2017.