This article describes the experiences of returnees from exile into Kigali, Rwanda and the efforts of the Government of Rwanda (GoR) and the UNHCR to meet the needs of returnees, and to deal with the aftermath of the genocide. Particular attention is paid to the Gacaca courts and the role of social work therein. We identify gaps in services and make recommendations in respect of the refugee phenomenon on the African continent.
Kabeera, Benon; Sewpaul, Vishanthie
International Social Work
Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA), Kigali, Rwanda; School of Social Work and Community Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban