Rwanda 2012

CERF provides $3 million in life-saving support for Congolese refugees in Rwanda

11 June 2012: Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes and remain internally displaced, or
have sought refuge in neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda, as a result of intense fighting between Congolese
Government forces and armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
To date, more than 9,000 Congolese refugees have entered Rwanda and settled in Nkamira Transit Centre; some
84 per cent of whom are women and children. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports a
significant number of vulnerable populations among the refugees, including 468 unaccompanied children, 44
unaccompanied elderly people and 37 pregnant women. 


CERF in Action - Rapid Response