Burundi: UN-Backed Repatriation of Refugees From Rwanda Begins

Published on 19 May 2009

The United Nations refugee agency today reported that it had assisted in the return to Burundi of more than 500 refugees who had spent the last ten years in Rwanda. (..) A truck and bus convoy brought the refugees returning to Burundi to a transit centre, where they were provided with assistance, non- food items and food rations from UNHCR, the World Food Programme (WFP) and humanitarian partners.

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