Nyamagabe: Japanese Ambassador to Rwanda visits Kigeme Refugee Camp
The Japanese Ambassador to Rwanda Ambassador Kazuya Ogawa on Tuesday 6th, 03, 2014 visited Kigeme Refugee Camp in Nyamagabe district where Congolese refugees are living to evaluate the support given by Japan to Refugees.
Some of the support Japan gives Kigeme Refugee Camp by Japan includes a day care for children in the Camp, a Health Center and a center for supporting people with disabilities.
Ambassador Kazuya Ogawa who was visiting Kigeme Refugee Camp for the first time appreciated the way the Congolese refugees are being treated and the social welfare of their children. He was grateful that his country participated in the we4ll being of the Congolese refugees.
Ambassador Kazuya said his country will continue supporting this Refugee Camp through the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), UNICEF and WHO.
Eugène Buturu the coordinator of Kigeme Refugee Camp says for Japan to have funded the nursery school for young children in the camp is a big investment especially since children will get education at a tender age.
Buturu goes on to explain the support of Japan has been fundamental in the lives of the Refugees in providing education, food and other children services through UNICEF.
The Minister for Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs Séraphine Mukantabana says everything done for the refugees is to give them security and better social welfare before they can go back to their country and live peacefully like other citizens.
Minister Mukantabana said everything possible is being done for the area where the refugees fled to be secure so they can go back to their home country and there is hope that this will happen soon.
Japan is one of the countries that provide large aid in the support of refugees and this will always be according to Ambassador Kazuya.