How Many Refugees Did Rwandan Police Kill During Food Riot?
Reports say eight refugees died in Karongi town, where thousands had gone to protest at the offices of UN's World Food Program, and three died inside the Kiziba Camp while the police have confirmed only five dead. It is reported that the refugees died when thousands of Congolese refugees clashed with Rwandan security forces while marching to demand better living conditions at Kiziba Refugee Camp in Karongi District following a decision by the World Food Programme to reduce food assistance by 25% due to a shortage of funds.
East African, 27 February 2018
The number of Congolese refugees killed on Thursday during a food protest in western Rwanda has risen to 11, the United Nations refugee agency has said. Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 27 February 2018
Rwandan police killed 11 people as they were breaking up a crowd demonstrating against a cut in food rations, the United Nations refugee agency has said. The World Food Program cut… Read more »
Rwandan army surrounding protesting Congolese refugees in Kibuye camp and threatening to shoot them with live ammunition.
VOA, 26 February 2018
The U.N. refugee agency is calling on Rwandan authorities to investigate police culpability in the deaths of at least five Congolese refugees during a recent protest of food ration… Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 24 February 2018
Five people were killed and many more injured in protests that broke out in a Rwandan refugee camp earlier this week. The refugees were protesting a cut in food rations brought… Read more »
New Times, 23 February 2018
Five Congolese refugees died and 15 others sustained injuries when clashes broke out Thursday between hundreds of refugees and the police after the latter intervened to quell a… Read more »
The calls by the UN come after thousands of Congolese refugees clashed with Rwandan soldiers while marching to demand better living conditions at Kiziba Refugee Camp in Karongi ... Read more »