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December 2016
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10 Dec

The United Nations and Human Rights

Today, the United Nations System in Rwanda joins the people and government of Rwanda, as well as all other UN Member States around the world, in commemorating this year’s International Human Rights Day.

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01 Dec

Disaster resilience project in Ngororero District implemented

Residents of Ngororero District are set to benefit from a United Nations project aimed at strengthening human security, enhancing resilience and improving disaster risk management of high-risk communities and most vulnerable populations. The project is called ‘Strengthening human security by enhancing resilience to natural disasters and climate-related threats in Ngororero District'. 

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November 2016
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30 Nov

UNICEF joins MIDIMAR, UNHCR, Oxfam, and DFID to inaugurate the new permanent water treatment plant at Mahama Camp

After more than eight months of collaboration and construction, UNICEF and UNHCR joined MIDIMAR, Oxfam, and DFID to inaugurate the new permanent water treatment plant at Mahama Camp for Burundian refugees. With this advent of ample clean water and its resulting effects on good health and hygiene, residents of Mahama are freer to pursue their productive futures.

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01 Nov

UNESCO Empowers Local Community Radio Stations through ICT

In 2016, four community radio stations - Radio Isangano, Radio Huguka, Radio Ishingiro and Radio Izuba - received capacity-building training through workshops organized by UNESCO, part of the One UN in Rwanda. These workshops were organized in conjunction with the Empowering Local Radios with ICT project.

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01 Nov

Rweru Modern Green Village gives Rwandans hope for a better life

Rweru Model Village will soon be home to more than 400 Rwandans who will be relocated from Mazane and Sharita Islands on Lake Rweru. The islands were mapped as high-risk zones, and the Government of Rwanda determined them to be unsuitable for living. The new green village will have electricity, clean drinkable water, and several new infrastructures, including a school, a health post, and a modern market with access to the Internet.

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