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UNHCR applauds Rwanda’s generosity to people forced to flee, calls for more global solidarity for the refugee response20 Jun 2022
20 June 2022, Gashora, Rwanda – Today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in collaboration with the Ministry in charge of Emergency Management (MINEMA) joined thousands of refugees hosted in Rwanda to mark the 2022 World Refugee Day under the theme “Everyone has the right to seek safety.” The main event […]
JOINT COMMUNIQUE: Relocation of refugees from Gihembe to Mahama camp16 Sep 2021
RELOCATION OF REFUGEES FROM GIHEMBE TO MAHAMA CAMP. JOINT COMMUNIQUE The Government of Rwanda in collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is relocating refugees from Gihembe, in Gicumbi District to Mahama camp in Kirehe District for their well-being and safety. The motive for this ongoing exercise is to settle […]
European Union provides EUR 1,500,000 contribution to UNHCR in support the refugee response in Mahama camp and promote refugees access to COVID19 vaccines15 Jul 2021
Kigali, Rwanda – The European Union will support the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Rwanda in 2021 with a contribution amounting to EUR 1,500,000, from a total envelope of EUR 5.5 million allocated to the UNHCR to assist Burundian refugees in the region. This generous contribution from the European Union […]
Remembering our colleagues Nadia, Jessica and Jackson14 Mar 2019
Dedicated humanitarians Nadia Adam Abaker Ali, Jessica Hyba and Jackson Musoni were among 157 people who died in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302.
“I was encouraged to go for my dreams and learnt a lot.”13 Jul 2018
Refugee models participate in the Kigali Fashion Week
CONSOLIDATED REPORT: INTER-AGENCY GENDER ASSESSMENT OF REFUGEE CAMPS IN RWANDA 20169 Jun 2017
The aim of the assessment was to provide a sound gender baseline that will inform gender equality programming in policy and operational decisions of the MIDIMAR, UNHCR, UN agencies, governmental institutions and non-governmental partners.
Burundian refugees continue to arrive in Rwanda at slow, steady pace as Burundi crisis passes two-year mark26 Apr 2017
According to UNHCR statistics 406 Burundian refugees arrived in Rwanda in April 2017.
Videos15 Jun 2016
Mahama Refugee Camp: One Year On Burundian refugee’s message to the world Gihembe Ravine 50,000 Flee Burundi Refugee life in Rwanda
Monthly Fact Sheets15 Jun 2016
Feb 2017 – Monthly Factsheet – UNHCR Rwanda Dec 2016 and Jan 2017 Monthly Factsheet – UNHCR Rwanda Nov 2016 – Monthly factsheet – UNHCR Rwanda Oct 2016 – Monthly factsheet – UNHCR Rwanda Oct 2016 – Indicator matrix Mahama – UNHCR Rwanda Oct 2016 – Indicator matrix Congolese – […]
Emergency Updates15 Jun 2016
April 2016 statistics Burundi refugee update: March 2016 Jan 2016: Burundi Refugee statistics Feb 2016: Burundi Refugee Statistics Update September 2015 Emergency Update 19-25 August 2015 Emergency Update 12-18 August 2015 Emergency Update 1-11 August 2015 Emergency update – 16-28 July 2015 Emergency update – 8-15 July 2015
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UNHCR and partners seek US$296 million for Burundi refugee crisis
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
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Fighting sexual violence
Despite her fears, Jacqueline was determined to restart her life. Today, she is part of a team of nine community mobilizers with UNHCR partner Plan International, who work in Gihembe camp, engaging in discussions and raising awareness of SGBV and gender equality.