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“We are grateful for the contribution from the Government of Japan and looking forward to serve together the people of concerns” – Ahmed Baba Fall, UNHCR Representative in Rwanda.
One team, ten members – everyone has their own incredible story and hopes.
“UNHCR is providing a one-time cash assistance upon return to Rwanda.”
More than 3.4 million Rwandans refugees have been assisted to return home since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
UNHCR announced the closure the situation of Rwandan refugees who fled 1 January 1999 and recommended the cessation of their refugee status by 31 December 2017.
Returnees receive $250 USD/adult & $150 USD/child to ensure that their reintegration is dignified and sustainable.
In addition to receiving cash, returnees receive a 3 months food ration provided by WFP, as well as a one year health insurance provided by UNHCR.
62 Returnees in April 2019
483 Returnees in 2019
90,404 Returnees since 2009
3,455,347 Returnees since 1994
Refugees are people with marketable skills and assets, who have a strong motivation to build their own livelihoods.
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