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IR-EMOP Food Assistance to Floods and Landslide Affected Population in Northern Rwanda (Gakenke District)

Countries: Rwanda | Operations ID: 201015 | Operations type: Emergency Operation (EMOP)

As requested by the Minister of Disaster Management and Refugee affairs to the UN Resident Coordinator on 20 May 2016, a rapid assessment was conducted in May 2016 by the Government of Rwanda (GoR) through the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) in three districts, (Gakenke in the Northern Province, Muhanga of the Southern Province and Ngororero in the Western Province) to assess the extent of disaster and unmet needs, caused by a series of landslides and floods.

Multi-sectorial rapid assessments were conducted by the One UN in June in the most affected district of Gakenke. According to the food security sector findings, this disaster is expected to cause food insecurity and reduced access to income for 50,000 people due to the complete loss of their crops, destruction of shelters, livelihood and productive assets.

This IR-EMOP will respond to immediate food needs of the affected population who need humanitarian assistance to survive. It is part of the common appeal aunched by UN Agencies under the coordination of the Resident Coordinators’ Office to the CERF to support the GoR.