1 million USD from the United Nations to support Disasters Response and Early Recovery in Rwanda
19 August 2020
The UN Central Emergency Fund (CERF) is contributing one million (1,000,000) USD to support the United Nations in Rwanda in partnership with the Government of Rwanda for the implementation of a joint project to support Disasters Response and Early Recovery. The Joint project on “Provision of Emergency Shelter and agriculture support” to communities affected by floods and landslides in three Districts of Ngororero, Gakenke and Nyabihu will ensure that the most vulnerable displaced households are provided with immediate and emergency needs of shelter and agricultural assistance.
The project will be implemented over a six (6) months period by IOM & FAO through a partnership with the Government of Rwanda and national partners led by the Ministry in charge of Emergency Management (MINEMA) and comprising the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) and Ngororero, Gakenke and Nyabihu Districts.
I wish to thank the Government of Rwanda and in this case the Ministry in charge of Emergency Management (MINEMA) and the participating UN Agencies FAO and IOM for partnering on this project we are launching. CERF financial support has come at the right time to support families most affected by floods and landslides early this year. I stand in unity and solidarity with families that lost their beloved ones and with those displaced who lost their properties in the midst of the challenging situation of COVID-19. Together, we shall prevail. Fodé Ndiaye, the UN Resident Coordinator
This emergency support echoes the UN’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda principle of “Leaving no one behind”.
The joint project is in line with the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (2018-2023) to further cooperating with the Government on disaster preparedness and response to man-made shocks providing multi-sectoral life-saving assistance. It is also aligned with Rwanda’s National Strategy for Transformation (NST1 2017-2024) and will contribute to reaching the SDG targets, through the reduction of the populations’ vulnerabilities.
Mr. Fodé Ndiaye
UN Resident Coordinator