Rescued from Libyan detention centres and evacuated to Rwanda, survivors of horrific torture and rape are receiving the help they need to start to heal.
Every child needs to be cared for in a family.
Hundreds of vulnerable refugees have been evacuated from risk and abuse in Libya and taken to safety in Rwanda via UNHCR’s Emergency Transit Mechanism. This is possible thanks to funding and resettlement commitments from Norway.
Hundreds of refugees have already been moved out of harm’s way in Libya, and to safety in Rwanda’s new transit center, which is supported by funding from countries like Denmark.
Asylum-seekers flown from detention in Libya to safety in Rwanda call home to reassure relatives who feared the worst.
Rwanda: Refugees and Host Communities join forces in the Misizi Marshland to improve their livelihoods
Earlier this year, the farmers produced more than 101 tonnes of maize, of which 37 tonnes were sold to the Africa Improved Food company. The remaining amount enabled the farmers to feed their families.
Ali Abdi fled conflict in Somalia two decades ago and is now a proud business owner and father in Rwanda’s capital.
UNHCR’s partner Kepler provides refugees access to internationally recognized degrees and helps them transform their lives.
“Knowing my HIV status gave me piece of mind – and testing was the only way I could know for sure.”
Support scheme in Rwandan capital and elsewhere sees refugee businesses including Burundian-owned LPG store create 2,600 new jobs countrywide.
“I’m walking with fellow models – all refugees from Burundi – all members of TFM – Top Fashion Models agency. And they’re good. Better than good. They’re great.”
“I am delighted that refugees are integrated in the society. It’s really great to have them here and share their heritage with us.”