Rwanda Country content en Report Finds Malnutrition Rates In Rwanda Have Improved, But More Work Is Still Needed KIGALI – A new study conducted by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and the World Food Programme (WFP) indicates that rates of chronic malnutrition in Rwanda have fallen significantly in the last three years, but still remain stubbornly high, especially in rural areas. Rwanda Africa Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:48:26 +0000 WFP 649374 at Joint UN Initiative Empowers Rural Women in Rwanda Rural women in Rwanda say a joint UN initiative is helping them both hope and plan for a better future, by empowering them with knowledge to improve and sustain their own livelihoods. The joint effort known as RWEE – which stands for Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women – is being implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UN Women. It aims to help rural women create jobs both on and off farms, as well as explore market opportunities and end the cycle of poverty. Focus on Women Rwanda Local Africa Focus on Women Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:02:40 +0000 John Paul Sesonga 649043 at WFP Boosts Food Security By Connecting Smallholder Farmers To Global Markets DAVOS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced an important agreement which is the next step towards unlocking opportunities for smallholder farmers in the developing world. Rwanda Tanzania, United Republic of Zambia Global Africa Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:10:15 +0000 WFP 648840 at In Rwanda, WFP Rolls Out Cash Transfers in Kigeme Refugee Camp WFP has scaled up the electronic cash transfers provided to refugees in the Kigeme camp in Rwanda's southern province. Kigeme is the third camp in Rwanda where refugees are benefitting from the cash transfer programme, following successful implementation in Gihembe and Nyabiheke. Rwanda Local Cash and Vouchers Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:58:26 +0000 WFP 648449 at In Rwanda, WFP Increasingly Provides Cash To Refugees To Purchase Food From Markets In places where markets are functioning, WFP is increasingly providing cash transfers to vulnerable people. In Rwanda, cash transfers to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have increased by 60 percent since 2014. Cash transfers enable households to diversify their diets and purchase nutritious food items that are not provided by WFP, such as fresh vegetables. As well as meeting the immediate food needs of those requiring food assistance, cash transfers can also have a positive impact on the local economy with traders gaining new customers. Cash and Vouchers Rwanda Local Africa Cash and Vouchers Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:32:20 +0000 John Paul Sesonga 648448 at In Rwanda, WFP Food Helps Refugees Stay Hopeful Since the political crisis struck in Burundi earlier this year, tens of thousands of refugees have fled across the northern border into Rwanda, where WFP has been supporting them with lifesaving food and nutrition assistance. Here is one refugee's story of leaving home, and of her hopes to return. Responding to Emergencies Rwanda Local Africa Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:30:49 +0000 WFP 648256 at Reducing Malnutrition In Refugees In Rwanda WFP has scaled up its intervention to tackle malnutrition among children in Mahama camp, in Eastern Rwanda and home to over 70,000 Burundian refugees. The intervention has contributed to lowered child malnutrition rates to 14 percent. Nutrition Rwanda Africa Nutrition Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:31:51 +0000 John Paul Sesonga 646863 at Using Technology To Keep Tabs on Food Security in Rwanda WFP is turning to technology to support the Rwandan Government build its capacity to develop, design and manage programmes to improve the food security in the country. Food Security Analysis Rwanda Local Africa Capacity Building Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:19:49 +0000 John Paul Sesonga 646861 at WFP Provides Food Assistance To Burundian Refugees Crossing Into Rwanda Throughout April, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have experienced refugee flows from Burundi. Refugees cite intimidation, threats, or fear of violence linked to the upcoming political elections as reasons for fleeing.  In Rwanda, WFP is providing food and nutrition assistance to more than 26,000 Burundian refugees, and that number is growing. Over 60% of the population are children.  Relocation of refugees from the reception centres in Bugesera, Nyagatare and Nyanza to the new Mahama transit camp is in progress. More than half of the refugees have been relocated to Mahama Camp to date. WFP is providing food assistance to Burundian refugees, firstly by distributing high energy biscuits and then providing hot meals to them in the transit centres.  WFP continue with the general food distribution once the refugees have moved to the new refugee camp at Mahama.   Rwanda Burundi Global Emergencies Wed, 13 May 2015 15:39:53 +0000 WFP 646344 at 10 Facts About Hunger in Rwanda This week marks 21 years since the start of the 100 day genocide in Rwanda that resulted in a reported 800,000 deaths. The World Food Programme (WFP) remembers the victims of this horrifying historical event and takes a look at how Rwanda’s history has shaped the country it is today. Rwanda Africa Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:25:39 +0000 Alexandra Murdoch 645906 at