Ngororero District is prone to disasters like floods, landslides, droughts, windstorms, and lightning among others which hamper the development of the district Population.
The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees in partnership with ONE UN family in Rwanda crafted a two year Project “UNTFHS-Strengthening Human Security by Enhancing Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate-Related Threats in Ngororero District” to support Ngororero Population from disasters’ Risks.
El Niño (EN) refers to the periodic warming of the eastern and central equatorial Pacific Ocean. Over the years, the term “El Niño” has come to be reserved for these exceptionally strong warm intervals that not only disrupt the normal lives of the fishermen and bring heavy rains, but is a global scale phenomena that lead to occurrences of world-wide weather and climate extremes which may cause floods, droughts and other different hazards.
Wednesday September 23, 2015: The Ministry of Disaster Management and refugee affairs launched the project of “Environmental protection in and around refugee camps” .The robust project was launched in in Giheme refugee camp in Gicumbi District with the rehabilitation of ravine which has been threatening lives of both refugees and local residents for several years.
The project will operate in the four refugees camps namely: Gihembe in Gicumbi District, Kiziba in Karongi District, Nyabiheke in Gatsibo District and Mugombwa in Gisagara District .