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Volunteers drawn from the refugees themselves distribute food aid. Craitas Rwanda. There are more than 57, Burundians living in the camp. Many fled Burundi when conflict broke out in and are still unable to return. Camp newcomers are arriving each month.
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Caritas Rwanda wants to continue its programmes providing critical food, economic and psychological support for refugees. With this new project, Caritas plans to continue its work and assist a total of 5, people by providing nutritional assistance to 1, chronically ill, 1, elderly and 1, others with disabilities. It also intends to offer counselling to people who may have been victims of violence or suffered other kinds of trauma.
Caritas Rwanda also serves the newcomers during their first 3 days in the camps with meals. Financial sustainability is crucial for long-term refugees. Due to funding shortfalls in the past year, Caritas Rwanda has been forced to make a difficult decision and cut back its fresh food assistance for chronically ill people, including those living with HIV, diabetics and anaemic patients.
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The negative impact is huge. Chronically ill cannot survive without fresh food and the number of malnourished children under the age of five is rising.
Pascal Mushengezi, 60, suffers from cancer. He used to receive a hot daily meal.
Caritas gave me a hot meal that gradually gave me energy. I live alone. I have no one to help me.
Marie Mbonimpa, a year-old widow who suffers from anaemia and lives alone, relied on food assistance which has now been stopped. Today, I feel I have no life left, I am wasting away every day.
Caritas Rwanda staff and volunteers in the Mahama camp said people who had benefited from fresh food assistance were dying and the restoration of this assistance was essential for the survival of the most vulnerable. Caritas Rwanda is one of only three local non-government organizations working in the Mahama camp and also works closely with UN bodies there.
Staff spoke to representatives of the American Refugee Committee and Save the Children International to find out more about the consequences.
A meeting with Caritas and vulnerable people. Caritas Rwanda.
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In March alone anaemic children were treated at the Mahama I health centre, while the number had never exceeded previously. Pascal Nkuru, nutrition co-ordinator for Save the Children, said malnourished children under five were being cared for at the end of March by the health centre where he worked inside the Mahama camp. Fresh food for hospitalised patients has been kept in the new project, even if reduced to a bare minimum because of the cost, to try to continue to support those vulnerable in the coming months, the time for Caritas Rwanda to try to find a solution.
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