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Rwanda: Burundian Refugees write to President Ndayishimiye seeking return

Burundian Refugees in Mahama Refugees camp in Rwanda have wrote to the New Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye seeking to return to the motherland country after several years in camp.

According to a local media in Rwanda, a letter signed by 500 refugees’ requests President Ndayishimiye, regional countries and UNHCR to facilitate their return.

Since April 2015, more than 100,000 people have fled Burundi, escaping political turmoil.

Many people feared growing violence and continued unrest. With no resolution in sight, thousands of families and individuals began seeking refuge within Rwanda’s borders and was hosted in Mahama Refugee Camp, a home for these Burundian refugees.

Currently Rwanda hosts over 70 thousands Burundian Refugees

TOPAFRICANEWS has learnt that many refugees want to return home despite some of them turning against this plan.

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