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19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.

  • Despite generous contributions from donors, the refugee operation urgently requires USD 11.4 million to avert possible supply chain breaks expected at the end of November. WFP will most likely implement ration reductions starting November if additional resources are not forthcoming.

12 Oct 2017 description
report Caritas

Burundi has been in turmoil since June 2015, when the incumbent president was re-elected for a controversial third term. Hundreds of people were killed in the unrest and violence that followed, and hundreds of thousands have fled the country for safety. Rwanda is among the neighbouring nations offering sanctuary to Burundian refugees. Alan Whelan reports from the Trócaire-supported Mahama refugee camp in eastern Rwanda.

05 Oct 2017 description

Country update

As of 30 June 2017, there are over 85,741 Burundian refugees in Rwanda, which was already hosting some 83,000 Congolese refugees and asylum seekers prior to the start of the Burundi crisis. New arrivals continue to enter the country, while inter-agency population planning most likely scenario for 2017 was estimated to be 115,000 Burundian refugees in Rwanda by end 2017.

30 Sep 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Andrej Mahecic – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 29 septembre 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, lance un appel à davantage de soutien de la part de la communauté internationale en faveur des réfugiés burundais et des communautés qui les accueillent, alors que la pénurie chronique de fonds entrave sérieusement les efforts humanitaires dans les pays d’asile.

29 Sep 2017 description

With only 12 per cent funding, UNHCR and aid partners are grappling with increasing needs of Burundian refugees.

By Cathy Wachiaya in Mahama, Rwanda | 29 September 2017

After fleeing violence in Burundi, Charlene Natete, her husband Jean-Marie and their two children, Alice, 7, and four-year-old Vestinne, are relieved when they finally reach Mahama refugee camp in Rwanda’s Eastern province. But, even here, their worries are far from over. All they own now is contained in a single bag.

29 Sep 2017 description

Short term: June - September 2017 Mid-term: October 2017 - January 2018

Minimal food security outcomes expected to persist during lean season

Key messages

29 Sep 2017 description
report Caritas

“I would die overnight and dry up like a piece of wood.” Mbarushimana Honorata is a Burundian refugee living in Mahama camp in Rwanda. Like many Burundians in the camp, the 84 year old grandmother struggled with the food provided by the UN. The corn and beans they received were hard to grind, require strong teeth and can be tough on the stomach. “It was then that Caritas intervened and saved me from death,” she said.

27 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage homegrown hunger solutions.

  • The refugee operation is currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to interruptions in the provision of food assistance.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

22 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Presidential elections in Rwanda were held on 4 August 2017. President Kagame was re-elected to a third seven-year term with 98.7% of the vote. A new cabinet was announced, including the appointment of Jeanne d’Arc De Bonheur as the new Minister for Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDIMAR).

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage homegrown hunger solutions.

  • The refugee operation is currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to interruptions in the provision of food assistance.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

01 Sep 2017 description

Favorable Season B and C harvests and falling food prices improve food security

17 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage homegrown hunger solutions.

  • The refugee operation is currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to breaks in the provision of food assistance.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

29 Jul 2017 description

Falling staple food prices increase better food access

Key Messages

25 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 86,600. Of this, 54,257 refugees are living in Mahama Camp.

  • Successful “Back to school campaign” resulted in 2,300 children entering/re-entering school. Education is being supported to build capacity, improve quality, and increase access impacting 389 teachers and more than 20,000 children.

30 Jun 2017 description

Average to above-average crop production improves food security across Rwanda

KEY MESSAGES

21 Jun 2017 description

The World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture Index (EBA) is a unique tool for measuring the ease of doing agribusiness. EBA data, coupled with contextual analysis and consultations with key stakeholders, can inform priority reforms and allow for transparent result tracking over time and across countries. The index scores, on a scale of 0-100*, the strength of the legal and institutional environment for agribusinesses across eight topics: seed, fertilizer, machinery, finance, markets, transport, water, and ICT.