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12 Dec 2017 description

To improve health of women and girls in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America, Grand Challenges Canada and partners launch or scale-up 18 projects, bring Canada's new Feminist International Assistance Policy to life.

Toronto - Grand Challenges Canada today announced 18 projects extending innovative forms of health-related lifelines to some of humanity's most acutely impoverished, neglected and vulnerable women and girls, supported by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.

11 Dec 2017 description

Key messages

↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.

10 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council



Le Conseil de sécurité a, ce matin, demandé de nouveau à tous les États signataires de l’Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et la région de redoubler d’efforts pour honorer leurs engagements, notamment ceux consistant « à s’abstenir de toute ingérence dans les affaires intérieures des pays voisins, à ne pas tolérer de groupes armés ni à leur fournir une assistance et à ne pas héberger de criminels de guerre ».

08 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
8125th Meeting (AM)

Nearly five years after parties signed the cooperation framework for the Great Lakes region, the Security Council reiterated today its call for States to abide by the commitment to non‑interference in the internal affairs of neighbours and the prohibition against abetting armed groups or war criminals.

08 Dec 2017 description

MAHAMA REFUGEE CAMP, Kirehe District, 29 November 2017 – UNICEF Rwanda, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) welcomed His Excellency Takayuki Miyashita, Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda to Mahama Camp for Burundian refugees. The ambassador was accompanied by a delegation from the Embassy of Japan in Rwanda, as well as the UNICEF team, as they toured the camp to observe various programme activities and infrastructure funded by the Government of Japan.

07 Dec 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( ). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

07 Dec 2017 description


Rwanda is faced with wide-ranging challenges and problems of environmental degradation. Home to about 11 million people, Rwanda is amongst the most densely populated country in Africa.

Influx of refugees adds to this population density burden and reinforces the already intense population pressure on the environment causing depletion of natural resources as well as exacerbating land scarcity problems.

07 Dec 2017 description


This project seeks to ensure the protection and welfare of refugees and asylum seekers in Rwanda. The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee (MIDIMAR) on behalf of the Government of Rwanda ensures the protection of refugees and asylum seekers. Over 80% of the refugees’ population is located in six refugee camps of Rwanda, while just under 20% of the population lives in the greater urban areas of Kigali and Huye.

Numbers of refugees in camps:

07 Dec 2017 description

In response to the recommendation of December 31, 2011, to declare the cessation clause for Rwandan refugees, and in an effort to ensure sustained return and reintegration opportunities for Rwandan returnees “the Sustainable Return and Reintegration of Rwandan Returnees was launched on the 29th November 2012”.

Through coordinated efforts, the Government of Rwanda through the overall coordination of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee MIDIMAR and the One UN in Rwanda developed a three year Joint Program to address specific needs of Rwandan returnees.

06 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda is 88,500. Mahama Camp is hosting 56,379 of these refugees.

  • WASH facilities are being provided to the refugees in Mahama Camp as well in the two receptions centres, as per the standards.

  • Distribution of ready-to-use therapeutic food and micronutrient powder has been streamlined through Kirehe District Hospital.

06 Dec 2017 description

We are a happy family after returning in our home country and getting our own house

Under the Sustainable Return and Reintegration Project of MIDIMAR, 75 houses were provided to most vulnerable Rwandan returnees. NDAGIJIMANA Jean Baptiste, 52, married to UWIMANA Alivera, 35, with 3 children is the beneficiary who received one of those houses.

05 Dec 2017 description

By Joya Banerjee, Marie Rose Kayirwangwa, Mamy Ingabire Muziga on December 5, 2017

Martine’s* parents brought her to one of Rwanda’s Isange One Stop Centers that provide health services for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). It was there that GBV officers trained by USAID  -  physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists and police - discovered that the young girl had an obstetric fistula as a result of sexual assault.

05 Dec 2017 description

250.0 M required for 2017
37.4 M contributions received, representing 15% of requirements
212.6 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

05 Dec 2017 description


  • WFP continues to support a growing number of Burundian and Congolese refugees hosted in six camps in Rwanda. Additionally, WFP is building national capacity to design and manage home grown hunger solutions.

  • WFP urgently requires USD10.3 million for the next six months (November 2017 – April 2018) to meet the needs of the refugees.

  • The refugee operation’s resource situation remains critical. WFP has reduced rations by 10 percent in the November general food distributions in order to stretch available resources.