In Numbers

  • 160,618 people reached in February 2024
  • USD 743,867.25 cash-based transfers (CBT) distributed
  • USD 10.5 million six months (March 2023 – August 2024) net funding requirements, representing 43 percent of total requirements
  • 289.85 MT of food distributed

Operational Updates

Refugee operation and emergency assistance:

• WFP provided food and nutrition assistance to a total of 122,084 individuals, including 114,251 refugees, and 7,833 unregistered asylum seekers. Among these efforts, USD 736,959 was allocated through Cash-Based Transfers (CBT), allowing eligible refugees to buy food according to their preferences. Additionally, USD 6,908.25 was directed to schools hosting refugees for their school feeding programmes. A total of 204.23 metric tons (MT) of food commodities were distributed for hot meals, catering to asylum seekers and supporting undernourishment and school feeding initiatives. Furthermore, 8,058 individuals benefited from Social and Behaviour Change Communication for Nutrition (SBCCN) interventions.

• Insecurity in eastern DRC since November 2022 has consistently driven the displacement of individuals fleeing to Rwanda. As of the end February 2024, a total of 14,449 asylum seekers had sought refuge in Rwanda from DRC. While unregistered individuals are receiving in-kind food assistance, registered individuals are being provided with cash transfers.

Disaster Risk Management:

• As part of the capacity strengthening activities on anticipatory actions together with the Ministry in charge of Emergency Management, WFP conducted a landslides and floods hotspot assessment in 18 districts across the country. 326 hazard hotspot areas within these districts were identified and analysed, resulting in a detailed report with proposed Anticipatory Action Plans for the Government to adopt during the forthcoming rainy season.

Resilient Livelihoods:

• WFP conducted a Conservation Agriculture (CA) refresher training for 30 Farmer Field School (FFS) facilitators in Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru districts to enhance their skills and further cascade the training to 2,000 farmers during season 2024 B (February to July 2024). The purpose of the training was to ensure that FFS facilitators are well-equipped to support farmers effectively in adopting and implementing conservation agriculture practices, ultimately contributing to improved food security, livelihoods, and environmental sustainability.

School Feeding:

• WFP in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) and district authorities continued to provide daily nutritious meals to approximately 30,000 students in 32 schools across three supported districts (Kayonza, Burera and Gasabo).

• WFP continued to provide technical support to four districts (Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, Karongi and Rutsiro) and the 108 schools that have transitioned from WFP support to the National School Feeding programme to ensure that school children continue to receive a daily meal at school and districts are able to implement the new school feeding procurement model

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