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Gatsibo: Residents donate to Tanzania returnees

Posted on 09 May 2014

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Residents of Nyagihanga sector in Gatsibo district donated clothes and food stuffs to 113 households of Rwandans evicted from Tanzania.

Donations included food stuffs like; beans, maize, green bananas, clothes, toilet and kitchen materials.

“It’s a generous feat to our brothers and sisters. As Rwandans we should find solutions to our problems,” said Jean Claude Niyibizi, executive secretary of Nyagihanga sector.  

“We thought about helping the Tanzania evictees basing on their different needs,” said Norbert Imurinde, Head of Nyagihanga sector council while handing the donations to the beneficiaries.

About 14,500 Rwandan nationals were evicted from Tanzania in June 2013, of which 8,361 have already been reunited with their families across the country.

The government of Rwanda has launched the permanent resettlement of over 5,000 Rwandan nationals who were evicted from Tanzania — from camps to districts across the country on January 3, 2014.

Under the resettlement programme, UN agencies such as World Food Programme and UNHCR assist with basic necessities like food and other basic needs for three months to enable the evictees fully reintegrate.


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