Liberee Kayumba who recounts her harrowing experience during the 1994 Genocide Against The Tutsi in Rwanda avoided starvation. All thanks to emergency rations from the World Food Programme (WFP), with whom she has partnered today to ensure that Burundian refugees in the country have enough to eat.
“I spent three months inside my house not knowing if I would survive until the next hour,” said she, adding, “No one in my family could leave to work or farm [during the genocide], so accessing food was very difficult. We couldn’t have survived without humanitarian food assistance.”
Now the same organisation is working to help some 138,000 refugees fleeing conflict in neighbouring Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to stay alive.