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 Since 1994, 6 800 children have passed through the doors of the Kacyiru Orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda. Supported by the Rwandan and Belgian Red Cross Societies, over 6 500 of the children have been reunited with their families or placed with foster parents. The children who remain were either too young to remember their names when they were separated from their families during the genocide, the mass exodus that followed it, the return to Rwanda in 1997 or simply have no families to return to.

 By the fall of 1997, the International Committee of the Red Cross had reunited 12 000 children through it's tracing program. Since 1994, over one hundred thousand children have been registered by NGOs as unaccompanied, roughly half of those have since been reunited with their families.

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Kacyiru Orphanage and Kigali
Family reunion - Ngendahimana Kiginyi
Family reunion - Kagabo

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