Rwandan siblings 'torn apart' by B.C. government
- February 3, 2009 3:17 PM
- By Enza Uda
Genocide survivors were brought to Canada, then split up in foster homes
Four Rwandan orphans, survivors of the genocide who were brought to Canada under a federal refugee program, have since been separated by the B.C. government and moved around in several temporary homes.
"They just drop us and we are torn apart — one this way, one the other way," said the eldest sibling, 24-year-old Rwandan refugee Florence Mbarushimana.
The two girls and two boys were between the ages of eight and 17, she said, when they were selected from a Rwandan refugee camp, sponsored by the Canadian government and flown to Vancouver in January 2002.