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To support refugees and the host communities, the World Bank has committed a sum of US $60 million to assisting the Rwandan government to cater for about 136,000 refugees and up to two million Rwandans within and around refugee camps.

The fund will be used to support the six districts that host refugees, ensuring that financial projects that cut across four components which are access to basic services and socio-economic investments, economic opportunity, environmental management and project management are carried out in those places, in order to improve and give opportunities to refugees and as well upgrade infrastructural facilities in host communities.

The Minister for Emergency Management and Refugee Affairs, Germaine Kamayirese said that the government was doing a lot to help the refugees adding that the funds will play an instrumental role in dealing with several issues including food shortage.

Read more at: All Africa

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