600 Burundi refugees start voluntary return home

An aggregate of 603 Burundi evacuees who have been in Uganda for near ten years began an intentional re-visitation of their nation, on Sunday . 

An assertion Advisor and Head of Communications from the Prime Minister’s Office Julius Mucunguzi says, “Under the Uganda/Burundi/UNHCR three sided Commission on the Voluntary Repatriation of Burundi Refugees in Uganda, the primary cluster of 61 evacuees left Entebbe for Bujumbura through Entebbe International Airport, on board a sanctioned Uganda Airlines trip on Sunday.” 

“They were went with on the trip by Godfrey Byaruhanga and Arthur Mugarura from the Office of the Prime Minister and Dancun Mato from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees ” 

He likewise noted, “David Kazungu, the Commissioner for Refugees in the Office of the Prime Minister said that the people who are getting back to Burundi intentionally enlisted and communicated their craving to re-visitation of their nations of origin. 

The outcasts before takeoff valued the liberality of the administration and individuals of Uganda for facilitating them for a long time.” 

Uganda as of now has over 1.4 million outcasts coming from various nations in the locale, including South Sudan, DRC, Rwanda, Somalia and Eritrea. 

Remarking on the turn of events, Mucunguzi says, “Head administrator Dr Ruhakana Rugunda invited the news and applauded the liberality of host networks that have lived and shielded the outcasts for a long time.” 

We likewise thank our accomplices, particularly the UNHCR, the World Bank and others for their long-standing fortitude with Uganda in supporting evacuees and host networks.