Rwanda

Remotely Monitored Country
May 2017

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Se estima que seria al menos una fase peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

Países presenciales:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Países de monitoreo remoto:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

Pays de présence:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Pays suivis à distance:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

Países com presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Países sem presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad
Key Messages
  • In mid-May, farmers began harvesting Season B beans and maize crops. Total cumulative Season B (February to May) rainfall is likely to be average, but some western areas experienced below-average amounts. Barring a premature end of the rainy season, total national crop production is likely to be near to above average, which is expected to reduce staple food prices, beginning in June. As a result, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes are expected to prevail through September across the country. 

  • Some sectors in Kirehe and Bugesera districts in Eastern Province and Rusizi District in Western Province are likely to experience crop production shortfalls due to below-average rainfall in lowland areas and/or impacts from armyworm. Rweru sector in Bugesera District is a special case as it is likely to have a second consecutive, severe crop production shortfall due to the delayed onset and long dry spells during Season B. Poor households in these areas are likely to be Stressed (IPC Phase 2). 

  • Staple food prices remain high and have not significantly eased with the initial harvest, but they are expected to significantly fall in June. Further staple food price declines are likely through September as regional imports from Tanzania and Uganda are expected to seasonally increase. With lower prices, the Government of Rwanda is expected to partially replenish its strategic food reserves, and WFP plans to continue sourcing its relief food locally. In April, WFP Rwanda locally procured over 50 percent of the 1,553 MT of food it distributed. 

  • According to UNCHR, the influx of Burundian refugees has stabilized at about 350 per month. More than 60 percent living in Mahama Camp in Kirehe District are entirely dependent on WFP food assistance and remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2!). WFP Rwanda has not received sufficient funding to maintain its overall assistance in Rwanda and recently ended stunting prevention programs for children aged 6-23 months, and for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers; however, refugee assistance has not yet been reduced.

Markets & Trade

Price Bulletin
December 2014
Cross Border Trade Report

Supply and Market Outlook

About FEWS NET

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