Police Shot Dead 11 Refugees in Rwanda Food Riot: UN

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARYLAND/U.S.A –

 

 

 

DEATH toll when Rwandan police broke up a crowd demonstrating against a cut in food rations has reached 11.

 

Police had reported five Congolese refugees were killed and more than 20 injured in the incident last Thursday.

But he United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – UNHCR, said in a statement on Monday that 11 people died at two locations.

It followed days of sit-in protests against the reduction in food aid at Kiziba refugee camp in western Rwanda.

“This tragedy should have been avoided and the disproportionate use of force against refugees is not acceptable, said UNHCR external relations officer Daniela Ionita.

 

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