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Red Cross Kisoro Support Breaks Bunagana into Joy

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“A good turn deserves another,” NyiramarombaTereza 79, of Kibaya village chanting during distribution of relief items to the refugees host communities in Bunagana. “Thank you for recognizing the effects Congolese refugees left with us”. Tereza adds` Bunagana has been a host of DRC refugees for long time. Like any other population movements mutually living in the host community, there is always pressure and struggle for resources for survival.

In reflection and executing the mandate of supporting the vulnerable communities and with support from the Danish Red Cross, URCS Kisoro branch supported over 500 families that entail 2960 individuals. While at the distribution area in Ndayingoma village, the Coordinator of Danish Red Cross in Uganda, John Entwhistle was given praise for the support. “Your support means a lot to us that none can manage to acquire these items to replenish what we missed”, Paul Nizeyimana a community beneficiary appreciating Red Cross role.

The Deputy RDC, Mr. MucunguziGeofrey together with the District Chairman Mr. Bazanye Milton Mutabazi, all at the distribution center in Bunagana extended gratitude to Red Cross and to Danish Red Cross in particular for their continued support. “Red Cross has played our part as government, this means a lot of saving that can be used to support in another area”, Milton, the LCV chairman remarked. During the function, of the distribution of the Relief items, women and men chanted into traditional Bafumbira Dance in appreciation for the support to the communities signaling that the hosting of refugees in their community was not a loss to them any longer.

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