1. SUSTAINABLE RETURN AND REINTEGRATION OF RWANDAN RETURNEES PROJECT

In response to the recommendation of December 31, 2011, to declare the cessation clause for Rwandan refugees, and in an effort to ensure sustained return and reintegration opportunities for Rwandan returnees “the Sustainable Return and Reintegration of Rwandan Returnees was launched on the 29th November 2012”.

Through coordinated efforts, the Government of Rwanda through the overall coordination of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee MIDIMAR and the One UN in Rwanda developed a three year Joint Program to address specific needs of Rwandan returnees.

THE PROJECT OBJECTIVES 

It has as goal to support the reintegration of Rwandan returnees. It aims at ensuring the peaceful, safe and sustainable reintegration of men, women, boys and girls into their communities and their access to basic amenities and national documentation.



2. PROTECTION AND ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES PROJECT

INTRODUCTION

This project seeks to ensure the protection and welfare of refugees and asylum seekers in Rwanda. The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee (MIDIMAR) on behalf of the Government of Rwanda ensures the protection of refugees and asylum seekers. Over 80% of the refugees’ population is located in six refugee camps of Rwanda, while just under 20% of the population lives in the greater urban areas of Kigali and Huye. 

Numbers of refugees in camps:

  • The total refugees in Rwanda are 170,985 including 161,958 refugees individually registered,  225 registered at reception centres ,  and 8,802 asylum seekers 

  • 128,311 refugees are living in different Refugee Camps

  • Burundians refugees  make up 52 % of the total refugee  in Rwanda

  • Children  make up 50.4% for all refugee people

  • The women and children are 78%

  • The average family size is 3 individual / family

3. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN AND AROUND REFUGEE CAMPS PROJECT

INTRODUCTION

Rwanda is faced with wide-ranging challenges and problems of environmental degradation.  Home to about 11 million people, Rwanda is amongst the most densely populated country in Africa.

Influx of refugees adds to this population density burden and reinforces the already intense population pressure on the environment causing depletion of natural resources as well as exacerbating land scarcity problems.

As of date, there are already five (5) refugee camps which have been established and these cover a total 232.8 hectares of land in five Districts.   

PROJECT OBJECTIVES 

The Project aims at:

  • Contributing to the overall national goal of protecting the environment and the conservation and management of natural resources. 

  • Protecting the lands in and around the refugee camps from soil erosion and degradation.  

  • Reducing pressure on the environment, specifically on the forests, in and around the camps by promoting the use of and making available improved cooking stoves which require low-firewood consumption for the 69,555 refugees.  

4. PREPAREDNESS FOR RESILIENT RECOVERY PROJECT

INTRODUCTION

Rwanda is vulnerable to a wide range of natural hazards such as floods, landslides, droughts, earthquake, and volcanic eruption.  To make sure that the disasters ‘negative consequences are not affecting deeply the population, the Government of Rwanda has demonstrated its commitment to disaster management by establishing the MIDIMAR in 2010 and thereafter the National Disaster Management Policy was approved in 2012. 

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

The  project entitled ” Preparedness for Resilient Recovery” aims at strengthening national capacities for disaster recovery and developing a body of knowledge and practical tools for public policies and strategic actions. 

  • Reduce the additional social and economic consequences of disasters due to poorly managed recovery process

  • Avoid increasing risk of future disasters

  • Restore the path to development with enhanced resilience and improved societies or “build back better.”  

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5. UNTFHS-STRENGTHENING HUMAN SECURITY BY ENHANCING RESILIENCE TO NATURAL DISASTERS AND CLIMATE-RELATED THREATS IN NGORORERO DISTRICT

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Rwanda is one of the most vulnerable to climate change. It is also threatened by a wide range of natural hazards such as floods, flash floods, landslides, droughts, windstorms, lightning, earthquake, volcanic eruption, fires and epidemics.

Aside from the pervasive disaster and climate-related threats, Rwanda also faces serious poverty and other socio-economic challenges and human insecurities. Despite sustained economic growth at macro level in the past decade, a large part of Rwanda’s population remains vulnerable and insecure. 

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

The main project objective is to strengthen human security, enhance resilience, and improve disaster risk management of high-risk communities and most vulnerable populations of Ngororero District. 

The Project specific objectives are to: 

  • Reduce the impact of natural disasters to communities, and their livelihoods and assets through risk mitigation measures and enhancing preparedness capacities in 2 Sectors (Sovu and Kabaya)

  • Decrease community’s vulnerability to disasters and climate-related threats by promoting access to off-farm livelihoods, skills development and livelihoods diversification to broaden income-generation options of vulnerable households

6. THE BUILDING NATIONAL AND LOCAL CAPACITIES FOR DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT IN RWANDA PROGRAM

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Project “Building National and Local Capacities for Disaster Risk Management in Rwanda” is implemented by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) in partnership with UNDP which provides funding and technical expertise.

It is effective from July 2013 upon signing of the Project Document.

The project seeks to support the mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction in development sectors and key relevant policies and building risk knowledge through a comprehensive risk assessment.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  1. Developing capacities for Disaster Risk Management at all levels of the three-tiers i.e. enabling environment, organizational and individual levels. 

  2. Supporting the Government of Rwanda’s will to strengthen its Disaster Risk Management (DRM) capacity, enhance preparedness and reduce risks, and achieve its global commitment to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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