Rwanda - September 2018 Situation Report

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Refugees in Rwanda: Currently, Rwanda hosts an estimated 174,922 refugees (figures as of 30, October 2017), of these over 54.3% are from Burundi while, slightly over 45.3% are from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the rest are from other nationalities.
  • Threat of refugee influx from the DRC: Due to violence and political tensions in the DRC ahead of the December elections, there are concerns of influx of refugees into Rwanda. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that 30,000 refugees will flee to Rwanda within the next 12 to 24 months.
  • Supporting education for refugees: Efforts are being made to provide opportunities for refugee children to access both primary and secondary education. World Vision is supporting this process through assistance in the form of school feeding, incentives for the teachers and also payment of school fees for refugees across five camps.
  • Mitigating disasters to reduce economic losses: In its efforts to mitigate disasters, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees (DMR) in partnership with international NGOs and national NGOs will mark the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) week to be held in Karongi district in western Rwanda hard hit by landsides in May 2018.

For more information, read or download our September 2018 situation report.