UNHCR leader visited Gihembe Refugee camp located in Gicumbi District which is home to Congolese Refugees and will continue to the Burundi to assess how the refugees can be helped meet their needs.
“I’m visiting this region to look at the refugee situations and how we can better meet their needs, most importantly how we can find solutions for the problems of refugees,” he said.
In Gihembe, the refugees said they need sufficient food rations, access to medication, houses and access to education.
“The refugees have been in this country for more than 20 years, and I think the time has come for them to have access to employment and of course to national services,” he said.
He met with Rwandan President Paul Kagame and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo.
“Africa has in President Paul Kagame a visionary leader that understands the importance of innovative solutions to forced displacement.”
At the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center and he paid tribute to over 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi laid to rest there.
“We must do everything in our power for Genocide never to happen again anywhere in the world.”
He urged countries to secure their respective territories so that refugees are relocated home.