UNHCR strengthens leadership skills among urban refugee communities through trust building exercises between staff and refugees, 19 May 2017
By: Ruslan Shabdunov | 19 May 2017
“I’ll be a corner!”
“Move forward and hold the line!”
“Innocent, form an angle and hold your position!”
– These and other unusual phrases were heard one sunny morning throughout the neighborhood of Kicukiro district in Kigali. Passersby could see a group of b...
Burundian refugees continue to arrive in Rwanda at slow, steady pace as Burundi crisis passes two-year mark
According to UNHCR statistics 406 Burundian refugees arrived in Rwanda in April 2017, 26 Apr 2017
By: Eugene Sibomana, Communications/PI Associate, UNHCR | 26 Apr 2017
Some media outlets today reported falsely that over 10,000 refugees fled to Rwanda in April 2017, when in fact, in April this year, 406 Burundian refugees arrived in Rwanda, which is even lower than in previous months in 2017. ...
Collaboration between Government of Rwanda and UN Refugee Agency has turned Mahama refugee settlement into a model town two years since opening
Mahama refugee camp is today a model settlement that sets the standard for other camps in Rwanda and even beyond., 21 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017
Since being opened by the Government of Rwanda and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) just two years ago, Mahama is today a model settlement that sets the standard for other camps in the country and even beyond. Mahama continues to grow in order to accommodate new arrivals who are fleeing ...
Burundian Refugees in Urban Centres Wary of Uncertainty
The New Times, 03 Jul 2015
The uncertainty regarding the length of the political stalemate back home is gnawing on the minds of desperate Burundian refugees in Rwanda’s urban centres.
Those who opted to fend for themselves in urban centres are under pressure to spend less, thanks to strains on their financial resources. Th...
UNHCR: Sharp increase in number of Burundian refugees arriving in Rwanda
UNHCR, 28 Apr 2015
Briefing Notes, 28 April 2015
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 28 April 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Over the weekend, the number of Burundian refugees crossing into Rwanda ...
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