Rwanda

Remotely Monitored Country
March 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
  • Season B (March to May) rainfall had a near-normal onset, which has improved agricultural labor opportunities, providing needed income for poor households to make market food purchases, following the below-average Season A harvest and the lean season that extends through May. Infrastructure employment for roads and houses also provided additional sources of income in many regions. Poor households in Kayonza, Kirehe, Ngoma, and Bugesera districts of Eastern Province are facing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) due to earlier than normal depletion of food stocks until the June harvest, which is likely to be near-average. Beans, which are the main crop for the season, are growing normally.

  • Due to tight domestic and regional supplies, maize and bean prices remained elevated even following the January harvest. A FEWS NET assessment in mid-March determined that maize prices in Nasho market in Kirehe District had increased from 250 to 280 RWF/kg, and bean prices went up from 280 RWF/kg to 400 RWF/kg in just two months. The high staple food prices continue to constrain poor household food access.

  • According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of March 23, there were 84,938 post April 2015 Burundian refugees in Rwanda, which represented an increase in arrivals of about 360 from a month ago. Approximately two thirds of Burundians live in Mahama camp in Kirehe District and receive WFP food assistance and face Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) outcomes, while the rest live in urban areas. WFP indicated in February that it faces a 66 percent funding gap, and if additional funding is not secured, refugee assistance could be affected as early as May, which would likely lead to a deterioration in refugees' food security outcomes to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in June.  

Weather, Climate, and Agriculture

Seasonal Calendar

Markets & Trade

Price Bulletin
December 2014
Cross Border Trade Report

Supply and Market Outlook

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.