Rwanda - November 2019 Situation Report

Rwanda - November 2019 Situation Report

  • Rwanda hosts 149,546 refugees as of 31 October 2019. 51% of the refugees are from Burundi while 49% are from the DRC. Although they are gradually being integrated to the national social and economic systems, camp-based refugees remain heavily dependent on humanitarian assistance.
  • Rwanda experienced heavy rainfall with Rusizi, Nyamasheke, Musanze and Ngororero districts being the most affected. The rainfall has displaced several families with most of them being hosted in schools.
  • As poor households deplete their food reserves, access to income from construction and farm labor – in addition to unconditional cash transfers for the poorest households within the national safety net program – is supporting access to food. Overall, above-average harvests are expected to further increase access to food in December, with Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes expected through May 2020. (FEWSNET, November 2019)