Cash offers greater choice for refugees in Rwanda

“I miss my home, but I do not feel that it is safe enough to go back. Peace, food and security are my main priorities.”

Joselyne and her children escaped violence in Burundi in 2015 and now live in Mahama Camp in Rwanda. Photo: WFP/JohnPaul Sesonga
Joselyne’s children receive a daily nutritious snack of porridge on school days and she is supported with a monthly cash transfer of 49,000 Rwandan Francs (US$48) which helps her to meet her family’s basic needs. Photo: WFP/JohnPaul Sesonga
Cash assistance means Joselyne can choose what to buy for her family and also boosts local markets. Photo: WFP/JohnPaul Sesonga
Joselyne’s school-going children receive nutritious porridge and her one-year-old son receives nutrition supplements. Photo: WFP/JohnPaul Sesonga
Mahama Camp is the largest of Rwanda’s five refugee camps. Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud

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