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Rwanda:refugees return to Kamembe

22-01-1997 News Release 97/03

In the south-western Rwandan town of Kamembe humanitarian organizations are now facing a flood of returning refugees from Zaire, most of whom are in very poor health. Since 8  January nearly 2,000 people a day have been crossing the border near Bukavu. Delegates have aided dozens of the weakest individuals, and some 300 have been hospitalized. A water distribution centre with a capacity of 18,000 litres per day has been set up at the Nyagatare transit centre.