On May 23, Elias Mbishinzimana aged 23, a resident of Gatwe village, Bunagana ward, Bunagana town council in Kisoro district was hit by a bullet in the arm while on the Ugandan side as the fighting went on on the nearby hill of Murujinga.
Humanitarian aid agencies at the transit center, say that the huge influx of refugees has led to a shortage of accommodation shelter. Hillary Adomat, a Shelter Technical Officer for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) which supports orphaned and vulnerable children in Central and Western Uganda, says that limited shelter has resulted in congestion during the time of sleeping.
According to Kitentera, they spend about Shillings 40 million monthly to empty the toilets. She says that the situation is worsened due to the lack of cesspool emptier in the entire Kisoro district, which forces them to hire one from Kabale, about 73kilometers away.
Emily Doe, World Food Program (WFP) Health Officer in Charge of South Western Uganda says that the influx of refugees happened at a time when humanitarian departments were not prepared due to many tasks across the country and outside Uganda.
Heavy fighting broke out around 03:00 am Wednesday after FARDAC soldiers launched an offensive against rebel positions in Bugusa. General Sylvain Ekenge, the Spokesman for the North Kivu governor confirmed the attack against the M23 positions.
Abel Niwamanya, the Uganda Red Cross Society team leader at the Nyakabande refugee transit centre says that so far, 91 have been reunited with their parents at Nyakabande reception centre in Kisoro while 25 have been reunited at Nakivale refugees camp in Isingiro district.