Rwanda Country content en 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 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