Rwanda Country content en Switzerland Contributes US$1.9 Million To Fight Chronic Malnutrition In Rwanda The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has committed to further support the multi-sectoral programme aimed at fighting chronic malnutrition in the most food insecure districts of Nyamagabe and Rutsiro located in south and western provinces respectively. The four UN agencies involved in the SDC-supported project are the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and WFP. Nutrition Rwanda Local Africa Nutrition Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:44:37 +0000 WFP 645224 at Four UN Agencies Join Hands To Put Smiles On The Face Of Rural Women In Rwanda WFP, FAO, IFAD and UN Women designed an innovative and comprehensive effort to support economic empowerment of rural women for sustainable livelihoods and improved food security. Purchase for Progress Rwanda Local Africa Purchase for Progress Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:58:05 +0000 John Paul Sesonga 643625 at Children Around The Globe Are Back At School, So Are WFP School Meals Children around the world are back at school after the summer break and so are WFP's school meals. Each year, WFP provides school meals to between 20 and 25 million children across 63 countries, often in the hardest-to-reach areas. Central African Republic Egypt Jordan Nicaragua Rwanda Global Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:28:39 +0000 WFP 643174 at Life Comes Full Circle in Rwanda, A Staff Members Story This week we celebrated World Humanitarian Day—a time to recognize our staff who are in the field, every day, building a better world for everyone. For some WFP staff, like father of two Laurent Nsabimana Nzajyibwami, it is not just a job but a way of life that he knows all too well. Preventing Hunger Rwanda Africa Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:56:22 +0000 WFP 642795 at Giving Refugees In Rwanda The Power Of Choice Fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has resulted in more than 76,000 people seeking refuge in Rwanda. In Gihembe camp, Northern Province, where WFP and its partners are providing assistance to more than 14,500 people, a new cash programme is improving the dietary diversity of the refugees as well as empowering them by giving them the ability to decide for themselves what they eat. Responding to Emergencies Rwanda Africa Cash and Vouchers Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:48:46 +0000 WFP 642794 at Giving Refugees In Rwanda The Power Of Choice In northern Rwanda, WFP has for the last 18 years been providing in-kind general food distribution to refugees in Gihembe camp, which is home to 14,500 people originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, since January 2014 WFP has been piloting a cash transfer programme using mobile technology to replace the general food distribution. Funded by the United States and the European Commission, the programme’s objective is to improve the dietary diversity of the refugees as well as empower them by giving them the ability to decide what they eat. Rwanda Photo Rwanda Global Refugees and IDPs Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:47:35 +0000 WFP 642787 at UN World Food Programme Celebrates ‘Heroes Among Us’ On World Humanitarian Day ROME – The World Food Programme (WFP) is joining other organizations and agencies around the globe in advance of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August to bring attention to the heroes who risk their lives every day to help people in need. Journalists Afghanistan Congo, Democratic Republic Of Rwanda Syria Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:11:46 +0000 WFP 642640 at Supporting Farmer Co-operatives in Rwanda WFP marks the International day of Co-operatives and commits to invest in capacity building of small-holder farmers through local purchases to achieve sustainable food security. Purchase for Progress Rwanda Local Africa Purchase for Progress Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:52:30 +0000 WFP 642165 at DRC Refugees Start A Better Life In Southern Rwanda Over 7,000 refugees from the Democratic of Congo (DRC) have seen their living conditions improve after staying in the Nkamira transit centre for the last two years. In April, they moved to Mugombwa camp in Southern Rwanda and although they remain dependent on WFP food assistance their life has got better. Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) Disaster Risk Reduction Rwanda Local Africa Refugees and IDPs Thu, 22 May 2014 07:45:25 +0000 John Paul Sesonga 641535 at Combining Expertise To Boost Food Security in Rwanda In the district of Nyamagabe, Southern Rwanda, WFP and the Republic of Korea are combining their knowledge to help over 1,600 people from the most poor and food insecure households to create assets through land terracing and increasing their standards of living by constructing houses, class rooms and clean water channels to the communities. Food For Assets Rwanda Local Africa Food for Assets Mon, 19 May 2014 07:02:55 +0000 John Paul Sesonga 641459 at