Rwandans in Malawi snub repatriation call

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Rwandans living in Malawi are reported to be snubbing a call to go back to their home country following an announcement to have all Rwandan refugees return home.

Reports reveal that 400 Rwandan refugees have expressed interest to be repatriated against 9000 refugees who are reported to be living in Malawi.

Dzaleka refugee camp

Dzaleka camp

Authorities suggest that many refugees are not willing to go back due to fear of being prosecuted for their role in Rwandan genocide.

Rwandan Ministry of disaster management and refugees announced that all refugees need to go back home as their refugee status is to be removed after the December deadline.

The ministry also warned that international organizations are to stop providing humanitarian support to the Rwandans after the due date.

Authorities from Rwanda have since urged citizens to acquire proper documents to support their stay in the host countries.

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  1. There’s a normal process and procedure that is followed among the govt hosting the refugees, their country of origin and UNHCR. If everything is set refugees don’t have a say, they simply get repatriated. No one is left behind. Mozambique, Malawi and UNHCR did that before in 1994.

  2. no to xenophobia we are Africans. lets stay as one continent. . Their reiman to stay in Malawi. differents colours only but one people. . Africa unit

  3. When Malawians came from exile,where did the start from;if I may ask the same question?Its Rwanda’s responsibility,not Malawi’s,to make sure their nationals are taken care of when they go back.

  4. JUST LET THEM STAY SIMPLE SIMA FOREIGNERS AKUTI LEPHERETSA KULEMERA BUT OUR BROTHERS EN SISTERS OMWE ALIMMIPANDO YOFEWA YAMMWAMBA NDI ANTHU OIPA OPANDA CHIKONDI ANTHU IOPA ANKHWIDZI UFITI NSANJE .

  5. Guys war is not a joke. Just image some came without parents knowledge without knowing what happened to them. Let’s join hands marry each other. If they are girls marry them. Africa unite

  6. They should go first and come again with a Rwandan passport, then they will be able to apply for a malawian citizen ship, as of now they should go back to their country first because there is peace now, and they must be reminded that they came here as refugees, and they did not use there passport by the time they were coming here, so if they really want to stay here in malawi then they should first go back to their country and come back here in a normal way with their Rwandani Passport then they will apply for citizenship, because now we don’t recognise them as malawians, we recognise them as Rwandans who came here as refugees, and they can not even register as Malawians, they can not even hold a Malawian National ID Card!

  7. some of them know no other home but Malawi…
    some have nothing but scary memories about Rwanda.. let’s not force them to go back. Let those who want to go back do so while those who don’t want to go., let them stay.

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