Rwanda Unable to Accept Congolese Refugees

[ePrayer – Pray for the Congolese refugees]


Camps in Rwanda hosting thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are running out of space following an influx of people fleeing insecurity in eastern DRC. Rwanda is hosting thousands of Congolese refugees in five sites. At least 25,000 Congolese entered Rwanda from eastern DRC in 2012. The influx added to the approximately 43,000 refugees – mainly Congolese – already in the country. According to UNHCR, the security situation in DRC limits the refugees’ prospects for return. Rwandan official expressed a need to find alternative solutions since the existing camps have been declared full. [IRIN]

Pray for the Congolese refugees:

  • Pray for God’s protection to the refugees in the Rwanda.
  • Pray for long lasting peace in DRC and Congolese so that people do not need to escape their home country.