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-Rwanda Moves to Send Burundian Refugees Elsewhere


Rwanda is to begin the process of relocating Burundian refugees to third countries as political tensions persist in neighboring Burundi. The United States has recently warned that these refugees were being recruited to join the opposition back home in Burindi saying it could worsen the situation.

Louise Mushikiwabo, more about information pills http://cycling.today/wp-includes/rss.php Rwanda’s Foreign Minister said government will work jointly with partners in the international community to plan the orderly and safe relocation of the refugees.

Minister Musikiwabo noted that much as international law requires that Rwanda offers protection and care to neighboring refugees, buy more about http://crossfitabf.com/wp-admin/includes/export.php this carries long term risks and implications especially given the experience in the Great Lakes region.

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“The callous indifference to the well known root causes of instability in Burundi, http://cles-gardanne.fr/fckeditor/editor/filemanager/connectors/php/upload.php and the refugee exodus is troubling. It also exposes refugees to increased threats from forces at home and compromises lasting political solutions,” Mushikiwabo said on Friday.

She added; “For Rwanda, the growing risks to our national security from the Burundian impasse and misunderstandings in our foreign relations are unacceptable.”

Minister Mushikiwabo said that for Rwanda and the region, the costs of repeating past mistakes of political mismanagement and international politicking, at Rwanda’s expense, are too high.

The move comes at the backdrop of certain players in the international community accusing the Rwandan government for training and supporting Burundian insurgents to topple President Pierre Nkurunziza. However Mushikiwabo has since come out to disregard the claims saying the ongoing conflict in Burundi is internal and requires that Burundi addresses the root causes.

Rwanda has made several attempts to international partners and organisations to host Burundians living in camps and in towns in Rwanda but none has offered response.
The country currently hosts up to 70,000 Burundian refugees who are part of about 200,000 people who fled Burundi following civil unrest early last year.


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