Gedeon Bahemuka Jino

State: Kansas

Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo

Gedeon Bahemuka Jino is the Refugee Congress Delegate for Kansas. He was born and grew up in a village called Mandro, located in Djugu Territory, Ituri Province in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gedeon works with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kansas. He is married to Francine Pachu Zalu and has four kids: two boys and two girls. They were refugees in Rwanda for fifteen years and were resettled in Kansas in 2018.

“I am pleased to be a member of Refugee Congress, a group of people who are highly committed to raising their voices for the cause of refugees. Having gone through refugee life for more than fifteen years, I hope that my contribution to Refugee Congress will be inspiring. God bless all Refugee Congress!” –Gedeon Jino