Taarifa Rwanda

Congolese Refugees In Rwanda Protest Against Less Pay

About 1000 Congolese refugees have packed their belongings and walked to camp at the premises of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Karongi district.

The refugees who have for several months been disgruntled by the reduction of money allocated to them monthly, argue that it too little to feed them.

Every refugee has been getting almost Rwf6700 as monthly upkeep. The refugees say they would rather return to their home country – Democratic Republic of Congo instead of dying of hunger.

According to Jean Claude Rwahama, the director in charge of refugee affairs at the ministry in charge of refugees (MIDMAR), the Congolese refugees are protesting against reduced food rations and upkeep funds.

“The protesters have been discussing about their situation on social media for some time until they packed their items and walked out of Kiziba refugee camp,” Rwahama said.


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