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Taking stock of Rwanda as a host for refugees

Taking stock of Rwanda as a host for refugees

THE UK and Rwanda have announced a deal in which the UK will send some people claiming asylum to the East African nation where their cases will be processed. If they are granted asylum, they will be encouraged to remain in Rwanda for at least five years. Refugee expert, Evan Easton-Calabria, provides key insights into Rwanda as a refugee host. Could you give us a picture of Rwanda’s refugee operations? Rwanda hosts about 127,585 refugees, the overwhelming majority of whom come from just two countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo (about 77,288) and Burundi (about 49,827). This is a significant…
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