According to UNHCR, in mid-2015, there were 132,743 refugees, mostly from DRC, and 253 asylum seekers residing in Rwanda.

There were 76,898 refugees and 10,541 asylum seekers originating from Rwanda. Over the past few years, thousands of refugees have returned to Rwanda. An additional 10,000 were expected to do so in 2015.

Remittance inflow: USD $128 million estimated for 2015, the same as in 2014. 1.6% of GDP in 2014. Remittance outflow: $126 million in 2014, up from $53 million in 2013.

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Facts & figures - migration in East and Southern Africa 2016