620 Congolese refugees relocated from Kigeme to Mahama camp

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 3 November 2020 at 12:14

The second batch of 90 Congolese refugee families, consisting of about 620 people living in Kigeme camp in Nyamagabe district, was transferred to Mahama camp in Kirehe district on Tuesday, allaying fears of endangering their lives by natural cataclysms.

Refugees from the Kigeme camp and those living on the hills were at risk during rainy seasons and other weather vagaries.

Some of the refugees said they were happy to leave the area because they were worried that their lives could be in danger during the rainy season.

Kigeme camp director Mutuyeyezu Emmanuel told IGIHE that there is ample space at Mahama for the refugees.

"The reason we chose to take them to the Mahama camp was because there is enough space to accommodate them. A large number of Burundian refugees who are going back home has created space for them, and it is safe," he said, adding that in Mahama there are school infrastructures to cater for their education needs.


Advertisement

YOUR OPINION ABOUT THIS ARTICLE

RULES AND REGULATIONS
Kwamamaza