Rwanda has been welcoming refugees for over two decades. Following the verification exercise that began in 2018, five camps and all urban areas have been covered. By the end of 2019, the verification exercise was ongoing in Mahama camp. As of 31 December 2019, there are 148,848 refugees individually registered and 1,107 registered at group level in reception centres. Refugees are made of two main groups: 76,266 individuals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (50.9%) living in a protracted situation (up to 23 years); and 73,332 individuals from Burundi (48.9%) who began fleeing to Rwanda in April 2015 following election-related insecurity.
Read the entire Country Refugee Response Plan here.