Rwanda

Rwanda Special Appeal for Transport (Drought)

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UNDRO 84/2417

RWANDA - SPECIAL APPEAL FOR TRANSPORT (DROUGHT)

SUBJECT: SPECIAL APPEAL BY UNDRO FOR RWANDA.

1. APPEAL

UNDRO LAUNCHING SPECIAL APPEAL FOR URGENT ASSISTANCE TO MEET INCOUNTRY TRANSPORT COSTS OF 6,030 TONS OF FOOD AID ATTRIBUTED BY FAO/WFP TO DROUGHT VICTIMS. NEITHER GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA, NOR WFP, CAN MEET INTERNAL DISTRIBUTION COSTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT PLAN BASED ON AVERAGE DISTANCE OF 250 KMS AT US DLRS 65 PER TON. ACTING UPON GOVERNMENT'S AND WFP'S REQUEST, UNDRO LAUNCHING EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR US DLRS 400,000.

2. INFORMATION:

RWANDA IS LAND-LOCKED AND RECOGNISED BY UN AS A LEAST-DEVELOPED COUNTRY. ASSESSMENT MISSION COMPRISING REPRESENTATIVES OF INTERNATIONAL AND BILATERAL ORGANIZATIONS SPONSORED BY INTERMINISTERIAL COMMITTEE FOR EMERGENCY FOOD RELIEF ESTABLISHED BY GOVERNMENT
HAS CONFIRMED FOOD DEFICIT ESTIMATED AT 60 PER CENT, OR 146,000 TONS OF CEREALS. AS FOLLOW-UP TO MISSION CONCLUSIONS, AND GOVERNMENT REQUEST, ON 11 SEPTEMBER 1984, FAO APPROVED WFP RECOMMENDATION FOR EMERGENCY FOOD SHIPMENT OF 6,030 TONS AT TOTAL COST US DLRS 4,291,500 (INCLUDING TRANSPORT COSTS OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY) TO FEED 250,000 ADULTS AND 168,000 CHILDREN OVER THREE MONTHS.

3. WOULD BE MOST GRATEFUL YOUR POSITIVE RESPONSE THIS EMERGENCY APPEAL BY TELEXING UNDRO 28148 UNDRO CH.

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UNDRO 84/2681

SUBJECT: SPECIAL APPEAL BY UNDRO FOR RWANDA.

1. FURTHER TO UNDRO'S SPECIAL APPEAL 84/2417 OF 13 NOVEMBER 1984, FOLLOWING CONTRIBUTIONS TOTALLING APPROXIMATELY US DLRS 390,000 HAVE SO FAR BEEN ANNOUNCED:

- FRG GOVERNMENT: 150,000 DM (APPROX US DLRS 49,700).

- UK GOVERNMENT: 40,000 PDS STERLING (APPROX US DLRS 48,500).

- EEC: 400,000 ECUS (APPROX US DLRS 292,000).

2. WITH THESE CONTRIBUTIONS, UNDRO NOW ABLE RESPOND POSITIVELY TO REQUEST OF GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA AND WFP/ROME FOR COVERAGE IN-COUNTRY TRANSPORTATION/DISTRIBUTION COST (US DLRS 400,000) FOR 6,030 TONS EMERGENCY FOOD.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +