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Rwanda

4 August 2016

“Psychosocial support is the most challenging work.” A volunteer’s devotion to helping Burundian refugees

Rwanda: The power of listening helps refugees cope with trauma
Carrying scars from the past into an uncertain future
20 July 2016

Carrying scars from the past into an uncertain future

Rwanda: A Burundi widow struggles with her new life as a refugee
Rwanda: using mobile cinema to help ward off cholera outbreak among refugee population
2 October 2015

Rwanda: using mobile cinema to help ward off cholera outbreak among refugee population

Promoting proper hygiene pays off in crowded refugee camp
Large gaps remain in meeting needs of Burundi refugees in Rwanda
29 September 2015

Large gaps remain in meeting needs of Burundi refugees in Rwanda

Funds are needed to ensure traumatized refugees receive the urgent care they deserve
As families flee Burundi, Rwandan Red Cross welcomes them with food and first aid
27 May 2015

As families flee Burundi, Rwandan Red Cross welcomes them with food and first aid

Not far from the border, Rwanda Red Cross volunteers wait to welcome another influx of refugees.
Rwanda Red Cross volunteers assist the traumatized during genocide commemorations
21 April 2014

Rwanda Red Cross volunteers assist the traumatized during genocide commemorations

Twenty years on, grief lingers below the surface.
1994: Despair and the unquiet dead in hell’s backyard
14 April 2014

1994: Despair and the unquiet dead in hell’s backyard

A Red Cross employee recalls his time in Rwanda 20 years ago
20 years of transformation for individuals, communities and the country
5 April 2014

20 years of transformation for individuals, communities and the country

Rwandans look to the future but remember the past
Funding becomes catalyst for self-reliance and a bright future in Rwanda
27 December 2012

Funding becomes catalyst for self-reliance and a bright future in Rwanda

By Nancy Okwengu Claude Rubibi is one happy man. Gone are the days when he had to struggle to find the funds to keep the doors of the Red Cross office in Gatsibo District of Rwanda open. Now, with support from the Swedish Red Cross and the government of Rwanda, Rubibi is running an operation which can afford to keep the lights on. The Rwanda Red Cross Society had previously been renting an offi...
A women’s group in Rwanda becomes an anchor of hope against great odds
24 December 2012

A women’s group in Rwanda becomes an anchor of hope against great odds

By Nancy Okwengu Before the Rwanda Red Cross Society came to Gatsibo, many women in the area felt alone and helpless. They were living in extreme poverty and many were suffering from HIV/AIDS. Red Cross volunteers suggested they form a self-help group to support each other and to rise up against the challenges they faced. 64 women took up that challenge. Mkajambere Madin, president of the group...
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In Pictures

In Pictures - Burundi refugees in Rwanda

Thousands crowd into large refugee camp in eastern Rwanda


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