Rwanda Country Refugee Response Plan- January 2020-December 2021

The Rwandan context offers an enabling environment for innovative responses and approaches for refugees based on its national systems and structures. In the framework of Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), there have been some key achievements toward the social and economic inclusion of refugees and their integration in national system, particularly in the areas of health and education. All refugees in urban settings and all refugee students in boarding schools have access to the national health insurance. In parallel, the Government is leading a process of Strategic Planning for refugees’ inclusion. The Government’s integration scope is so far limited within the four commitments: promoting refugee access to documentation, refugee economic inclusion and refugee integration in national system in the areas of Education and Health. One year after the historic adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), the the Global Refugee Forum (GRF) took place in December 2019 in Geneva offering a critical opportunity to build momentum on the implementation of the Compact and strengthen collective responses to refugee situations. The Forum was a unique occasion for States and others to come together and announce bold, new measures to ease pressure on host countries, boost refugee self-reliance, and search for solutions. The GRF provided an opportunity for the Government of Rwanda (GoR) to showcase its own achievements and to mobilise support from a wide range of stakeholders towards its national refugee response. Building on these achievements the GoR presented renewed pledges in the areas of health, education, documentation and refugees’ socio-economic inclusion as well as one new commitment in the area of energy and environment.