The activities of searching for families of children who survived Genocide against the Tutsi whose origin is unknown are still ongoing countrywide, officials from the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) have said.
This was revealed Tuesday as the commission tabled their activity report for the year 2017/18 and projections for the coming year, before parliament.
The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners in CNLG, Dr Emmanuel Havugimana expressed that the lack of identity for some of these children has over the years hampered their access to some of the social amenities accorded to Genocide survivors.
“Efforts continue to be put into removing all obstacles that block these children from being FARG beneficiaries so that whoever needs help can access it. Some of these children live in orphanages and others are being raised by different families,” He said.
FARG is a social fund for support to Genocide survivors that was set up by government.
In the 2017/2018 fiscal year, a taskforce composed of the Ministry of Local Government, FARG and CNLG was formed to follow up on the issues raised by members of “Hope for Future Family” (HFF) who do not know their families,” he said.
In two meetings held in April and May this year, the committee agreed that placing these youths in homes would be done following the normal procedures in which vulnerable Rwandans are given shelter while other amenities would be provided basing on the need.
The taskforce also established that the National Identification Agency (NIDA) is clear about the fact these children’s details concerning their parents and their places of birth are unknown until their families are found.
The Express News