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Howard G Buffet pledges to help Congolese refugees repatriate currently living the country’s camps repatriate.
Buffett made the pledge on Monday December 15, 2014 at Gihembe Refugee Camp in Gicumbi District where he landed after an aerial visit to various refugee camps in the country.
Howard Buffet get out of plane as he visit Gihembe camp
“I have seen that they have some basic infrastructure like water and schools, but when people are not in their homes they do not feel comfortable,” Buffett said.
Minister Seraphine Mukantabana has called upon refugees to strive for inner peace and making peace with hosting community. The call was made on Sunday 21st September 2014 as the World observed the International Day of Peace.
Minister Mukantabana, UNHCR representative and different humanitarian actors intervening in refugees assistance joined refugees in Mugombwa camp, Gisagara District in the Southern Province to mark the International Day of peace.
Simon Singirankabo, returned from DRC, East Kasai in August 2013. He had fled the country at a young age in 1994 during the Genocide against Tutsis, thus he owned no properties. Then, when he returned in August 2013, he joined his parents and currently with all his two wives and 11 children live in Rusizi District in Mururu Sector in Gahinga cell,
A year, after his repatriation, Singirankabo enjoys life on the mother land, in spite of several challenges he is still facing to cater for the needs of such a gigantic family. He earns his living from cultivating to neighbors.
Fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has resulted in more than 76,000 people seeking refuge in Rwanda. In Gihembe camp, Northern Province, where WFP and its partners are providing assistance to more than 14,500 people, a new cash programme is improving the dietary diversity of the refugees as well as empowering them by giving them the ability to decide for themselves what they eat.
CAMP DE RÉFUGIÉS DE GIHEMBE (RWANDA), 11 juillet 2014 (IRIN) - Sur les 14 700 réfugiés congolais hébergés au camp rwandais de Gihembe, rares sont ceux qui envisagent de bientôt rentrer chez eux. La majeure partie des 75 000 réfugiés congolais accueillis au Rwanda sont des Tutsis arrivés entre 1995 et 1997 des territoires de Masisi et Rutshuru, dans le Nord-Kivu, une province qui compte toujours une pléthore de groupes armés, la rendant trop dangereuse pour que les Nations Unies organisent le retour des réfugiés.
GIHEMBE REUGEE CAMP (RWANDA), 9 July 2014 (IRIN) - Few of the 14,700 Congolese refugees in Rwanda’s Gihembe camp envisage returning home any time soon. As with Rwanda’s total caseload of 75,000 Congolese refugees, most are Tutsis who arrived between 1995 and 1997 from Masisi and Rutshuru territories in North Kivu, a province which still has a plethora of armed groups, making it too dangerous for the UN to organize refugee returns.
Kigali / Geneva (ICRC) – Eleven Rwandan children have been repatriated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to Rwanda, where they were reunited with their families. Scattered by the violence that has gripped the region for several years, the families were at last reunited thanks to the efforts of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to trace the children’s relatives. This hard work is paying off; 50 Rwandan children have now been reunited with their families since the beginning of the year.
Genève / Kigali (CICR) – Quatorze enfants de nationalité rwandaise ont été rapatriés depuis la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) vers le Rwanda, où ils ont retrouvé leur famille. Dispersées par la violence et les conflits qui secouent la région depuis plusieurs années, ces familles sont enfin réunies grâce au travail de recherche que le CICR a déployé pour retrouver les proches de ces enfants. Un travail qui porte ses fruits, puisque 50 enfants rwandais ont ainsi rejoint leur famille depuis le début de l’année.
MUGOMBWA REFUGEE CAMP, Rwanda, June 25 (UNHCR) – Judith self-consciously adjusts her skirt as she balances her two-year-old-son on her knee. Her sarong-like traditional kitenge covers one leg to her ankle and she makes sure her other, amputated, leg remains hidden.
RWANDA will continue to make necessary efforts to ensure that the thousands of refugees who have sought refuge in the country remain safe and secure, the Minister for Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, Seraphine Mukantabana, has said.
She was speaking on Friday as the country joined the rest of the world to mark this year's World Refugee Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of refugees throughout the world.
BYUMBA, Rwanda, June 18 (UNHCR) – Emmanuel Hakizimana Kabumba never stops moving. As the new front desk manager at a hotel in northern Rwanda, he's a blur of activity as he welcomes guests with a wide natural smile, carries their luggage to their rooms, and advises them on where to get the best deal on local handicrafts.
The government of Rwanda and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has engaged efforts for joint interventions to curb gender-based violence in refugee camps.
In order to achieve the above commitment, a process to establish one-stop centres in all refugee camps has been started.
So far, one-stop centres were inaugurated in Kigeme refugee camp in Nyamagabe District and Mugombwa camp in Gisagara District.
The facilities established at those camps will not only serve refugees but also their host communities.
L’onde de choc provoquée en 1994 par le génocide rwandais a profondément marqué le pays et la région. Aujourd’hui, malgré les traumatismes, renaît l’espoir de se réconcilier.
Comment un pays comme le Rwanda peut-il se reconstruire ? Comment vivre côte à côte avec les personnes qui ont tué les vôtres ? Comment vivre avec ceux qui vous rappellent chaque jour votre honte, votre culpabilité d’avoir été l’un de ceux qui ont participé à l’extermination planifiée de 800 000 de vos compatriotes, de vos frères ?
The Ministry for Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) launched the “1,000-Days in the Thousands Hills” nutrition campaign in refugee camps. The official launch was held in Kiziba camp in Karongi District in the Western province.
The introduction of nutrition campaign in refugee camps is in accordance with the community based integrated approach introduced by MIDIMAR for all services involved in refugee affairs.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday May 26, 2014 donated three vehicles to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) Rwanda National Police (RNP),) and Immigration Services to support the three institutions in assistance and rescue missions for refugees.
The vehicles, Toyota 4WD-type were handed over to Minister Séraphine Mukantabana of Midmar and DIGP Stanley Nsabimana by Niemah Warsame, UNHCR country Representative at a function held in at MIDIMAR headquarters. Each vehicle is worth $52,000 (about Rwf35.3 million).
Over 7,000 refugees from the Democratic of Congo (DRC) have seen their living conditions improve after staying in the Nkamira transit centre for the last two years. In April, they moved to Mugombwa camp in Southern Rwanda and although they remain dependent on WFP food assistance their life has got better.