1. Protection and Assistance to Refugees

This project seeks to ensure the protection and welfare of refugees and asylum seekers in Rwanda. The Ministry in Charge of Emergency Management (MINEMA) 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.

2. Sustainable Return and Reintegration of Rwandan Returnees Project

The project was operating in ten districts with two sectors per each. The Districts are: Rubavu, Rusizi, Nyamasheke, Karongi, Ngororero, Nyabihu and Rutsiro in Western Province, Burera and Gakenke in Northern Province, Nyaruguru in Southern. The project was funded by ONE UN and UNHCR ensures the coordination on behalf of UN agencies.

Project Objectives

1. To support the reintegration of Rwandan returnees 

2. To ensure the peaceful, safe and sustainable reintegration of men, women, boys and girls into their communities and their access to basic amenities and national documentation.

3. Strengthening National and Local Disaster Risk Management Capacity, Resilience and Enhancing Preparedness and Early Warning System in Rwanda

The project aligned with the 4 priority areas of the Sendai Framework for DRR, aims at further honing in on the achievements of the previous programs, as well as to expand the scope of disaster management to go beyond reactive activities and include early warning systems for better preparedness.

The project will achieve the following four outputs:

Output 1: Institutions at national, district and community level have improved technical capacities to reduce risks, manage and respond to natural disasters and limit gender-differentiated impacts

Output 2: Population, local authorities and national institutions have increased knowledge and skills of risks from evidence-based disaster risk assessments

Output 3: Enhanced multi hazard early warning systems to enable effective preparedness, response and recovery

Output 4: Communities in selected high-risk districts have strengthened capacity to mitigate, adapt and respond to disaster risks.