UNHCR delivers primary healthcare for all refugees with ARC and SCI and ensures access to secondary and tertiary care through support for national hospitals.
UNHCR and MIDIMAR highlight key achievements for Congolese and Burundian refugees and Rwandan returnees in 2016
The commitments made by Rwanda at the Obama summit will help refugees to move out of dependence on humanitarian assistance towards lives of self-reliance.
“I am amazed and inspired by the kindness of the Rwandan people – their deep understanding and empathy for the Burundian and Congolese refugees and welcoming them into their own communities and integrating refugees into national systems like education.” Kristin Davis
UNHCR and Rwanda Government agree on enhancing refugee protection and livelihoods in high-level meeting
The High-Level Consultative Meeting was held in Kigali on 26 October 2016.
“With this new permanent water treatment plant, everything is now automated and we are sure of the quality and the quantity of water that will be provided to refugees.” – Mr. Saber Azam, UNHCR Representative
On the occasion of the launch of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, Asha has composed a dramatic sketch to be performed for refugees in the Kiziba camp on the dangers of early marriage.
UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection and the Princess of Jordan visit Rwanda to discuss refugee issues
The UN Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Volker Türk and Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan in Rwanda for high-level Government meetings and visits to refugees from 23-27 October 2016. They visited Gihembe camp and Mahama camp.
“The meeting today constitutes a crucial step in providing solutions to the many Rwandans who sought refuge between 1959 and 1998, and in bringing one of Africa’s most protracted refugee situations to a close”, Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Government, UNHCR, Rwandan and international businesses, UN and NGO heads and diplomats affirm plan for inclusion of refugees in Rwanda’s national development and domestication of the sustainable development goals
Economic Inclusion of Refugees in Rwanda is a Joint Strategy between the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for furthering economic development in host communities through refugee self-reliance (2016-2020)
Ambassadors in Rwanda visit Mugombwa Refugee Camp following Rwanda’s Commitments at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees convened by United States President Obama
The UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR welcomes the significant new support committed by the Government of Rwanda to improve protection and solutions for refugees at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, convened by US President Barack Obama in New York.
Ambassadors and representatives of the international community join UNHCR in solidarity with refugees in advance of world refugee summits in Rwanda
“The UN Refugee Agency in Rwanda appealed to Ambassadors and Representatives of various countries and organisations around the world for more support to the refugee response in Rwanda during an unprecedented visit to Mahama refugee camp.”
Mahama refugee camp population reached 50,233 by 9/09/2016. This camp hosts Burundian refugees. It is located in the Eastern Province, the 6th refugee camp, the youngest and the biggest refugee camp in Rwanda, which despite its small size and densely populated territory, is hosting 164,561 refugees in total, who are primarily from Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo.