In Rwanda, UN High Commissioner for Refugees visits facility providing safe route out of Libya for refugees and asylum-seekers, including Somali couple who faced detention and abuse.
African Union delegation visits Rwanda’s Emergency Transit Mechanism centre, applauds the country for hosting vulnerable refugees evacuated from Libya.
Over 400 health service workers and residents of Gashora transit centre get their first jabs, as part of national vaccine plan that covers all refugees and asylum-seekers.
Following the recent elections and a desire to return home, refugees opt to go back home to rebuild their lives.
“During these uncertain times of Coronavirus, I would like to thank the US Government for opening borders for these Congolese refugees,” Ahmed Baba Fall.
“Rain of love is enough (in the fighting against the virus). You do not need money or expensive devices. Your ideas and love can make the biggest difference.” – Faida, 20
UNHCR calls for solidarity and continued support in its efforts to strengthen COVID-19 preparedness and response in Rwanda
‘Bold and concrete pledges needed’ to ensure more equitable support for refugees, UN Secretary-General tells first-ever Global Refugee Forum.
“Solutions are urgently needed for millions without citizenship or at risk of statelessness around the world.” – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
Evacuation flight takes 66 vulnerable refugees to Rwanda, where they receive shelter, medical checks and options for a safe future.
“We walked and attended school with the refugee children and youth who attend Paysannat Primary and Secondary School” – Our staff in Mahama refugee camp
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