AHA has worked with refugees in Rwanda since 1994, when the organization was launched in response to the atrocities of the Rwandan Genocide. Amongst other projects we currently manage the Kiziba Refugee Camp, providing much needed assistance to thousands of people. At AHA’s request, well known Ethiopian photographer Michael Tsegaye kindly took some time out, along with AHA volunteer Susanne Doettling, to meet some of the camps residents. In doing so they met an array of inspiring characters, each going about their daily life at Kiziba, working to overcome the challenges they face, contribute to the community they live in and positively affect the future. Below is a small selection of the people who generously invited Susanne and Michael to share in their stories.
AHA would like to extend a special thank you to the Kiziba Refugee Camp Community (for their warm welcome – especially those who took part), AHA Rwanda staff (for their excellent support), UNHCR (for the invitation to display our work at the Refugee Day celebrations), the African Union (for welcoming us to the event), Michael Tsegaye (for his time and talent) and Susanne Doettling (for organising and implementing the project).