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Two decades after their initial return from exile, Leah and her family once more sought safety in Rwanda due to the escalating violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Congolese refugees in Kigeme camp are working with Rwandans to plant trees to protect the soil and participate in environmental rehabilitation efforts.
Refugees are people with marketable skills and assets, who have a strong motivation to build their own livelihoods.
Governments normally guarantee the basic human rights and physical security of their citizens. But when people become refugees, this safety net disappears.