Madeleine Rwasa is over 70 years old. She fled Burundi after the unrest caused in 2015 by President Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a third term of office. Like around 50,000 other Burundians, she lives in the Mahama refugee camp in eastern Rwanda near the Tanzanian border. Madeleine Rwasa is alone. Her three grandchildren have abandoned ...
Caritas responds to the needs clearly expressed by the beneficiaries themselves. In the tent at the Mahama Refugee Camp, a “family reunion” is underway to exchange ideas on the project, their satisfaction, their needs, questions and ideas.
As the political situation worsens in Burundi, the flood of refugees to neighbouring countries keeps coming
Caritas is mobilising to help thousands of people who have fled political violence in Burundi.
Caritas Rwanda has been celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010. At the end of 12 months of special events, an important celebration will be held in a stadium in the capital Kigali with thousands of local Caritas staff, representatives from Caritas members from Africa and other parts of the world as well as Lesley-Anne Knight, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis.