Refugees in eastern DRC

A discussion document

Summary:

This paper discusses the situation of Congolese refugees in Rwanda, living in both refugee camps and in 'host' villages.

The question of the 'refugees' in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is complex. With recent allegations of the return of thousands of Congolese refugees from Rwanda, and with the recent request of the Rwandan government to implement a cessation clause with regards to the refugee status of all Rwandan refugees, the situation has become yet more fluid.