Rwanda Country content en Food Rations For Refugees In Rwanda Are Reduced Amidst Funding Shortfalls KIGALI - The World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) appealed today to donors to contribute funds so that a 25 percent reduction from January onwards in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda can be reversed as soon as possible. Burundi Rwanda Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:42:04 +0000 WFP 651695 at IFC And WFP Collaborate To Finance Smallholder Farmers In Rwanda And Tanzania WASHINGTON, DC – The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are launching smallholder farmer financing programs with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve food security among vulnerable people in Rwanda and Tanzania. Rwanda Tanzania, United Republic of Africa Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:13:32 +0000 WFP 651291 at WFP Welcomes Japan’s Support For Refugees In Rwanda Kigali: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to Japan for its latest contribution of 165 million Japanese Yen (US$ 1.46 million), which will be used to provide food and nutrition assistance to over 55,000 Burundian refugees residing in Mahama refugee camp and reception centres. The official handover ceremony took place today at the WFP compound in Kigali. Rwanda Africa Thu, 25 May 2017 07:55:05 +0000 WFP 651184 at Increasing the Impact of School Meals in Rwanda In the poorest and most food insecure districts of Rwanda school meals are a lifeline for many families.  A daily school meal provides a strong incentive to send children to school and keep them there (especially girls), it helps to increase school enrollment and attendance, decrease drop-out rates, and improve learning. School Meals Rwanda Local Africa School Meals Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:47:38 +0000 John Paul Sesonga 650451 at Japan Steps Up Support To Fight Hunger And Boost Nutrition In Africa YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations. Contributions to WFP Congo Djibouti Gambia Guinea Guinea-Bissau Japan Liberia Madagascar Rwanda Sierra Leone Sri Lanka Uganda Global Africa Asia Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:00:00 +0000 WFP 650311 at Rwanda: Malnutrition Rates Improve Among Refugee Children A recent nutrition survey has found that rates of malnutrition have improved significantly in all six of the refugee camps in Rwanda, in part because of the World Food Programme’s intensive work to treat and prevent undernutrition among mothers and young children. Nutrition Rwanda Local Africa Nutrition Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:14:49 +0000 John Paul Sesonga 650151 at In Rwanda, Research Finds Cash Assistance For Refugees Boosts Local Economy For Nearby Communities NAIROBI – A new study conducted in Rwanda has found that humanitarian assistance for refugees has a positive impact on the economies of surrounding host communities, and this impact is significantly greater when refugees receive cash transfers rather than food rations to meet their monthly food needs. Rwanda Global Africa Cash and Vouchers Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:38:26 +0000 WFP 649911 at 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