Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Rwandan police kill 11

Rwandan police killed 11 people as they were breaking up a crowd demonstrating against a cut in food rations, the United Nations refugee agency has said. The World Food Program cut food rations by 25 percent in January.

The clash followed days of sit-in protests against the reduction in food aid at Kiziba refugee camp. Underfunding forced the World Food Program to cut food rations by 10 percent in November, and by an additional 25 percent in January.
"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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