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10 Oct 2017 description

From 25th- 29th September, 2017, 15 Rwandan refugees exiled in different countries since 1994 participated in the “Come and See, Go and Tell” programme organized by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees in partnership with UNHCR.

06 Jun 2017 description

In the evening of Monday 1st May 2017, ten Rwandan refugees from Zimbabwe, Uganda and Congo Brazzaville arrived in Rwanda for a three- day visit under the ‘Come and See, Go and Tell’ Program.

Most of them came expecting to see an unsecured and destroyed country. At their surprise, they found a new Rwanda that’s steaming ahead on the development, a country that is waiting to receive them with open arms.

30 Dec 2014 description

On December 17th, 2014, a group of five former Rwandan refugees landed in Kigali. They include RUGIRA Desire who opted for voluntary repatriation from Uganda. Four other namely: Soter Hakizima and Asnath NSENGIYUMVA from Niger, Rcihard Niyomusabye Richard and Marie Chantal Mukeshimana from Uganda came throughout the “Come & See, Go and Tell program” to witness the situation in the country so that they can go back to asylum countries to testify to their fellow refugees. They attended the 12th National Dialogue before visiting different parts of the country.

02 Jun 2014 description
  1. GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Rwanda started experiencing ethnic-based hostility from 1959. The hostilities forced thousands of its population to seek safe havens in different countries across the region. The 1994 Genocide against Tutsis that cast a dark shadow over the country saw millions of Rwandans scattered across the world, especially in Africa. Many lost hope for the country, fearing for the worst.

28 Feb 2014 description

Notes: This is a statistics report on repatriation of Rwandans from July 2013 to February 2014.

  • 4,773 Rwandans refugees have been repatriated, 23 refugees renounced refugees status and have been given Rwandan passports and remain in foreign countries
  • 74.46 % of the repatriated passed through Nkamira TC
  • 95.2% came from DRC
  • 59.8 % are female, while 59.8% are under 18 years old
  • The Western province received 73% of the repatriated.
  • 14.461 Rwandans expelled from Tanzania have been received
31 Dec 2013 description

Notes: This is a statistics report on repatriation of Rwandans from July 2013 to December 2013.

  • 3705 Rwandans refugees have been repatriated, 23 refugees renounced refugees status and have been given Rwandan passports and remain in foreign countries
  • 73.54% of the repatriated passed through Nkamira TC
  • 94% came from DRC
  • 58.6 % are female, while 60.11% are under 18 years old
  • The Western province received 72% of the repatriated.
13 Jun 2013 description

On June 12, 2013, The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMR) received 25 families composed of 48 individuals who repatriated from Orukinga camp in Uganda.

The returnees included 19 children, 15 women and 12 men. Most of them had spent more than 19 years in exile after they fled the country in 1994 during the Genocide against Tutsis.

As they crossed Gatuna border in the Northern Province of Rwanda, they said they felt extremely tranquil considering the warm welcome by MIDIMAR and UNHCR officials.

15 Apr 2013 description

MIDIMAR and UNHCR Managers want provinces experts in the implementation of the “Sustainable Return and Reintegration of Rwandan Returnees”.

It is during a meeting with governors of three provinces: the Southern Province, MUNYANTWARI Alphonse, Aime BOSENIBAMWE, Governor of the Northern Province and Celestin KABAHIZI, Governor of the Eastern Province. The governors were called to join MIDIMAR and the UNHCR Choose with concerned Governors priority districts where the project on Sustainable Return and Reintegration of Rwandan Returnees can be implemented.