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01 Oct 2016 description
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Joint Communiqué - English version
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Communiqué conjoint - French version

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and delegations from African countries as well as the African Union, agreed today on final steps to end the protracted Rwandan refugee situation after seven years of negotiations.

This ministerial meeting, hosted by UNHCR in Geneva, marks the last phase of a comprehensive solutions strategy for Rwandan refugees who fled their country between 1959 and 1998 to escape inter-ethnic violence and armed conflict.

22 Aug 2016 description

After fleeing the horrors of the 1994 genocide, increasing numbers are ready to return to Rwanda, although many still worry about how they will cope after decades away.

By: Martim Empis Gray Pereira and Casilda Gil de Santivanes Finat

LUANDA, Angola – Musabyenamariya Fratenata’s husband died five years ago, leaving her struggling to find the money to raise their six children alone in Angola.

Originally from Rwanda, she fled during the horrors of the 1994 genocide, and has been a refugee ever since. Now, she is finally going home.

07 Feb 2012 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Adrian Edwards – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 7 février 2012 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR met en œuvre un ensemble de stratégies globales visant à mettre fin à trois situations de réfugiés prolongées parmi d'autres en Afrique, particulièrement celles concernant les réfugiés angolais, libériens et rwandais.

19 Aug 2011 description

Rwanda, with a population of 11 million, is a constitutional republic dominated by a strong presidency. In August voters elected President Paul Kagame to a second seven-year term with 93.1 percent of the vote.

15 Sep 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, USA, 15 September 2009 - The highly successful Schools for Africa partnership entered its second phase today with a memorandum of understanding signed by its three main partners - UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society for the Promotion of Democracy and International Law.

Founded in 2004 by German shipping magnate and Hamburg Society founder Peter Krämer, Schools for Africa has reached its target of raising $50 million for education in six African nations - and has done so a year ahead of schedule.

"I'm amazed that we have 26 …

17 May 2006 description
report World Bank

Des enfants qui n'ont, pour certains, que six ou sept ans manient les armes dans la région peu stable de l'Afrique centrale dite des « Grands Lacs », explique Roisin de Burca, spécialiste sénior du développement social à la Banque mondiale.

Depuis plusieurs dizaines d'années, des groupes de l'armée régulière ou de forces rebelles au Rwanda, en République centrafricaine, en République démocratique du Congo, en Angola, au Burundi et en Ouganda, arrachent des enfants à leur famille, à leur village, à leur école ou au camp o=F9 ils étaient réfugiés lors de raids qui en …

17 May 2006 description
report World Bank

Soldiers in African "Great Lakes" Nations

30 Sep 1999 description
report UN Security Council


SC/6736
The West was prepared to spend $40 billion to fight a war in the Balkans, and less than 1 per cent of that to save the lives of tens of millions in Africa, the representative of Nigeria told the Security Council at the end of its two-day open debate on the situation in Africa.

18 Dec 1997 description
report IRIN

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