Rwanda Humanitarian Emergency

Due to conflict in neighbouring countries, Rwanda hosts approximately 150,000 refugees, predominantly from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi. Continuing conflict in those countries could force more people seek refuge in Rwanda and other countries in the Great Lakes region in the near future. Most refugees in camps rely on humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. Access to livelihood opportunities is severely constrained for refugees, especially in camps but also in urban areas. The rate of early pregnancies is high and is increasing in refugee camps. Sexual and gender-based violence is also a major concern for women and children, who make up the large majority of refugees in Rwanda. Rwanda's Ministry of Emergency Management leads the refugee response, with support from humanitarian partners and other government entities. UNFPA provides sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and information, including family planning, and supports safe spaces that offer gender-based violence (GBV) and youth-friendly services in camps. UNFPA also trains youth facilitators on SRH and GBV.

Country Population: 11.6 mil

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 14 Juillet 2020

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Nombre d'espaces sécurisés
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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