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Nutrition
18 June 2015

WFP has scaled up its intervention to tackle malnutrition among children in Mahama camp, in Eastern Rwanda and home to over 36,000 Burundian refugees. The intervention has contributed to lowered child malnutrition rates to 14 percent.

Capacity Building
18 June 2015

WFP is turning to technology to support the Rwandan Government build its capacity to develop, design and manage programmes to improve the food security in the country.


10 April 2015

This week marks 21 years since the start of the 100 day genocide in Rwanda that resulted in a reported 800,000 deaths. The World Food Programme (WFP) remembers the victims of this horrifying historical event and takes a look at how Rwanda’s history has shaped the country it is today.

Purchase for Progress
14 October 2014

WFP, FAO, IFAD and UN Women designed an innovative and comprehensive effort to support economic empowerment of rural women for sustainable livelihoods and improved food security.


21 August 2014

This week we celebrated World Humanitarian Day—a time to recognize our staff who are in the field, every day, building a better world for everyone. For some WFP staff, like father of two Laurent Nsabimana Nzajyibwami, it is not just a job but a way of life that he knows all too well.

Cash and Vouchers
21 August 2014

Fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has resulted in more than 76,000 people seeking refuge in Rwanda. In Gihembe camp, Northern Province, where WFP and its partners are providing assistance to more than 14,500 people, a new cash programme is improving the dietary diversity of the refugees as well as empowering them by giving them the ability to decide for themselves what they eat.

Refugees and IDPs
22 May 2014

Over 7,000 refugees from the Democratic of Congo (DRC) have seen their living conditions improve after staying in the Nkamira transit centre for the last two years. In April, they moved to Mugombwa camp in Southern Rwanda and although they remain dependent on WFP food assistance their life has got better.

Food for Assets
19 May 2014

In the district of Nyamagabe, Southern Rwanda, WFP and the Republic of Korea are combining their knowledge to help over 1,600 people from the most poor and food insecure households to create assets through land terracing and increasing their standards of living by constructing houses, class rooms and clean water channels to the communities.

Nutrition
27 February 2014

A groundbreaking new study has revealed that the effects of hunger and undernutrition in Rwanda cost the country US$820 million (504 billion Rwanda francs) annually -- the equivalent of 11.5 percent of its annual GDP.


19 February 2014

As part of its commitments to enhance food security, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has introduced cash transfers to feed the 14,500 refugees in Gihembe refugee camp in northern Rwanda.