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Rwandan siblings 'torn apart' by B.C. government

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.

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