3 million Rwandan refugees back home since 1994 genocide

Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- More than three million Rwandan refugees have returned home since the 1994 genocide, while 59,077 others are still living in 20 African countries, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said in a statement published here Monday.
According to the statement, some 6,243 of the refugees are asylum seekers, especially in Uganda, which hosts the largest number of Rwandan refugees.
A breakdown showed that in 2002, some 13,900 Rwandan refugees returned from neighbouring Burundi and DR Congo.
African countries currently hosting Rwandan refugees are Burundi 5,860, Cameroon 1,613, Congo 4,443, DR Congo 11,816, Kenya 2,700, Malawi 2,896, South Africa 2,199, Uganda 15,814, Zambia 4,801 and Zimbabwe 3,077.

02 october 2006 15:20:00

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