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19 Nov 2018 description

Preliminary findings pending the official release at country level

  • Of the total population, 13% is in Level 4 (Severe CFI), 25% in Level 3 (Moderate CFI), 32% in Level 2 (Mild CFI) and 29% Level 1 (No CFI).

  • Inadequate diet diversity of children (60-75%) are of concern in all the districts.

  • Diets are heavily carb-based.

  • High stunting rate in children under 5 (Moderate CFI 20-30%, Severe CFI 11-20%) for high food insecure areas.

Underlying factors of chronic food insecurity:

14 Nov 2018 description

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.

14 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• 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.

14 Nov 2018 description

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.

14 Nov 2018 description

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.

07 Nov 2018 description

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.

01 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

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

Operational Updates

01 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

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

Operational Updates

01 Nov 2018 description

Below-average rainfall at usual start of season, though average season still forecast

24 Oct 2018 description

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.

22 Oct 2018 description

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.

12 Oct 2018 description
report UN Women

Alphonsine Nyiranzeyimana, a farmer from Cyahinda, in the southern part of Rwanda, says that learning new farming techniques completely changed her life. She’s not exaggerating. Today, Nyiranzeyimana is the leader of a farmers’ cooperative and the yield on some of her crops has more than doubled.

28 Sep 2018 description

Early start of Season A rains and favorable forecasts bode well for sustained food security


26 Sep 2018 description

Depuis 2005, la Ligue des droits de l’homme (LDH), la Fédération internationale des droits de l’homme (FIDH) et Survie, aux côtés d’autres associations, sont engagées dans le dossier judiciaire concernant les massacres de Bisesero au Rwanda où pendant trois jours, fin juin 1994, des centaines de civils ont été exterminés par les génocidaires, alors que le premier détachement français ne se trouvait qu’à quelques kilomètres.

25 Sep 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

KIGALI, Sep 25 2018 (IPS) - When Telesphore Ruzigamanzi, a smallholder banana farmer from a remote village in Eastern Rwanda, discovered a peculiar yellowish hue on his crop before it started to dry up, he did not give it the due consideration it deserved.

“I was thinking that it was the unusually dry weather causing damage to my crop,” Ruzigamanzi, who lives in Rwimishinya, a remote village in Kayonza district in Eastern Rwanda, tells IPS.

But in fact, it was a bacterial disease.