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|2019 planning figures|
|100%||of primary school-aged children will be enrolled in primary education|
|100%||of identified SGBV survivors will receive appropriate support|
|90%||of children under 12 months old will be issued birth certificates by the relevant authorities|
|2,500||Rwandan refugees will receive return packages|
|0.4||The under-5 mortality rate will be maintained at or below 0.4|
|2017 year-end results|
|11,000||Rwandan returnees received cash grants|
|5,600||Congolese households in camps and 235 Burundian refugees received cash grants|
|5||health facilities were equipped, constructed or rehabilitated|
|100%||of people of concern have access to primary health care|
|81%||of primary school-aged Congolese refugee children, and 95% of Burundian refugee children were enrolled in primary education in camps|
People of Concern
Working environmentWhile Rwanda remains politically stable, the Great Lakes region continues to be characterised by security issues and a political volatility, leading to a potential influx of refugees and asylum-seekers to Rwanda. Rwanda hosts refugees from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and additionally is receiving thousands of returnees each year from other countries in the region. Rwanda has maintained its open borders and the majority of refugees are recognised on a prima facie basis. The Government also provides land, a scarce asset, to house refugees in six camps and reception and transit centres across the country. Efforts to integrate refugees into national social services are under way and advanced in some areas, such as education, whereas healthcare remains largely inaccessible. Refugees enjoy a legal access to the labour market, though efforts still need to be made to ensure this translates to reality.
UNHCR’s long-term vision aims that by 2030 all refugees, including potential new influx, will be living safe, dignified and productive lives across Rwanda outside of camps and supported by government-led services and programmes. This is aligned with the inclusive 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNHCR implemented a five-year multi-year, multi-partner (MYMP) strategy in 2018 to work towards this inclusion. In February 2018 the Government of Rwanda formally adopted the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, further bolstering its commitment to include refugees in its development planning.