Likely average Season A production to support Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes
• WFP provided lifesaving food and nutrition assistance to more than 146,800 refugees living in six refugee camps across Rwanda. In total, 953 mt of in-kind food commodities were distributed and US$ 765,000 of cash was transferred electronically to refugees’ smart cards. Cash assistance has continued to enable refugees to buy food of their choice from local shops and markets.
Farm to Market Alliance’s mission is to create a thriving and sustainable agricultural sector that empowers farmers, forges strong markets and improves global food security. FtMA takes a demand-led approach in servicing smallholder farmers and the surrounding ecosystem. FtMA’s holistic value chain solution - PATH - supports African farming families to transition to commercial agriculture through four integrated strategic pathways.
In Rwanda, FtMA has been active since late 2015, delivering a full set of services across the PATH solution.
Johannesburg, 21 novembre 2018 – Le gouvernement du Rwanda a signé un protocole d'accord avec l’Institution de la Mutuelle panafricaine de gestion des risques (ARC) sur la coopération en vue de faire face à l’impact des événements météorologiques extrêmes au Rwanda.
Johannesburg, November 21, 2018 – The Government of Rwanda has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Risk Capacity (ARC) on cooperation to address the impact of extreme weather events in Rwanda.
The MoU sets out terms and conditions and a framework to facilitate cooperation and collaboration between ARC Agency and the Government of Rwanda to address the impact of extreme weather events, including providing training support to Government personnel.
From: Global Affairs Canada
Right to Play - Ghana, Mozambique and Rwanda: Gender-responsive education and transformation - $19.5 million (2018 to 2023)
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
The Operation updates seeks a timeframe extension of two months (new end date 11 February 2019) to ensure implementation of pending activities. Additional funding of CHF 44,189 is also being requested, bringing the overall operational budget to CHF 137,814.
• UNICEF developed a preparedness and response plan for Ebola Virus Disease and contributed the National Ebola Preparedness and Response Plan. A total of US$ 370,000 was allocated through the UNICEF Emergency Programme Fund as a loan to accelerate implementation of the preparedness activities.
Helena Christensen, photographe, mannequin de renom et sympathisante du HCR, appelle la communauté internationale à des contributions urgentes et à porter attention aux réfugiés burundais vivant au Rwanda à la suite d’une visite sur place avec le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés.
UNHCR High profile supporter, model and photographer Helena Christensen is calling for urgent funding and global attention for Burundian refugees living in Rwanda following a trip with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
A team of 20 medical staff from Rwanda Military Hospital, King Faisal Hospital, and Gisenyi District Hospital attended a three-day course aimed at strengthening their skills to manage patients with conflict wounds.
Organized by the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Rwanda, the course was attended by surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses. It was organized from 23 to 25 October 2018 in the capital city of Kigali.
1,406 mt of food assistance distributed to refugees as well as vulnerable Rwandans
US$ 621,769 transferred to refugees
US$ 5.5 million six months net funding requirement (October 2018- March 2019)
226,600 people assisted in September 2018
1,413 mt of food assistance distributed
USD 646,400 distributed through cash assistance
USD 4.5 m is urgently needed to ensure the continuation of food assistance to refugees for the next six months (September 2018 - February 2019) 228,497 people assisted in August 2018
Below-average rainfall at usual start of season, though average season still forecast
Description of the disaster
On 24th October 2018 the Ministry of Health in Collaboration with WHO Country Office in Rwanda and the Rotary International celebrated together the National Polio day. Poliomyelitis (polio) is a devastating and highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects young children. The virus is transmitted by person-to-person spread mainly through the fecal-oral route or, less frequently, by a common vehicle (e.g. contaminated water or food) and multiplies in the intestine, from where it can invade the nervous system and can cause crippling paralysis.
The current outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) poses a high risk of introduction into neighboring countries including Rwanda. An Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely spread over tens of kilometers.
Countries with land borders adjoining the DRC like Rwanda have been advised by the World Health Organization (WHO) to urgently strengthen their surveillance and alert systems for early detection of potential cases, and overall preparedness for timely and effective response.