Despite Cash Aid, Congolese Refugees in U.N. Camp Still Go Hungry

THIS IS THE second part of a two-part story on hunger in Gihembe camp over the last six years. In the first story, Emily Lynch describes the refugees’ complaints about insufficient, unhygienic food rations. In the second story, Lynch describes the U.N.’s recent initiative to replace food rations with cash aid.

GIHEMBE CAMP, Rwanda – Hunger has become a routine and painful experience for the Congolese refugees living in Rwanda’s Gihembe refugee camp since 1997. The unintended long-term residents have been appealing for more and better quality food for nearly two decades.

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