More refugees to return from DRC

Rwandan refugees continue to return home in numbers, with at least 150 more expected to arrive from Democratic Republic of the Congo. Jean Claude Rwahama, the Director of the Refugee Affairs in the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee affairs: “We are expecting around 150 refugees on Tuesday (Tomorrow) from DRC.” He said the refugees will come by road.
UNHCR buses ferrying refugees from DRC recently. More are expected to return to the country tomorrow. The New Times / File.
UNHCR buses ferrying refugees from DRC recently. More are expected to return to the country tomorrow. The New Times / File.

Rwandan refugees continue to return home in numbers, with at least 150 more expected to arrive from Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Jean Claude Rwahama, the Director of the Refugee Affairs in the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee affairs: “We are expecting around 150 refugees on Tuesday (Tomorrow) from DRC.” He said the refugees will come by road.

Rwahama said the group will then head to Nkamira Transit Centre in Rubavu District, Western Province, adding that the majority of them had made up their minds to return following a decision to invoke the UN Cessation Clause on Rwandan refugees.

About 70,000 Rwandans are believed to be living as refugees in various countries. Since 1994, more than 3.4 million Rwandan refugees have voluntarily repatriated.

Last week, more than 40 people returned from DRC, while a family arrived from Zimbabwe.

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