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Rwanda - Emergency Food Security Assessment, April 2006

Two years of severe drought in Rwanda have affected three consecutive harvests. In response to reports of a deteriorating situation, an Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) was undertaken in April 2006 in the five most affected Districts of Bugesera, Gisagara, Huye, Kayonza and Kirehe. The results of the assessment indicate that 294,000 people in these districts are severely food insecure, and require immediate assistance. It is also essential to begin contingency preparations for a reduced harvest in June/July in order to prevent a rapidly worsening situation.