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Society: 5,400 Rwandan refugees repatriated from the DRC in 2013

Kinshasa, DR Congo - Some 5,400 Rwandan refugees were repatriated home in 2013 from the province of North Kivu, East Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where they had sought refuge, according to the UN refugees agency UNHCR.

The repatriation was carried out under a partnership between the Congolese government and the UN agency.

The number brings to 116,715 the total number of Rwandan refugees who have been returned to their country from DRC since 1999.

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