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People > Migration > Net migration rate > A note: Countries Compared

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Cayman Islands major destination for Cubans trying to migrate to the US (2002 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire after Liberia's civil war started in 1990, more than 350,000 refugees fled to Cote d'Ivoire; by the end of 1999 most Liberian refugees were assumed to have returned (2002 est.)
Democratic Republic of the Congo one million refugees fled into Zaire (now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo or DROC) in 1994 as a result of the ethnic fighting in Rwanda; fighting in the DROC between rebels and government forces in October 1996 caused 875,000 refugees to return to Rwanda in late 1996 and early 1997 and additional refugees have returned in subsequent years; fighting between the Congolese government and Uganda- and Rwanda-backed Congolese rebels spawned a regional war in DROC in August 1998, which left 1.8 million Congolese displaced in DROC and caused 300,000 Congolese refugees to flee to surrounding countries (2002 est.)
Eritrea UNHCR began repatriating about 150,000 Eritrean refugees from Sudan in 2001 following the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2000 (2002 est.)
Ethiopia repatriation of Ethiopians who fled to Sudan for refuge from war and famine in earlier years is expected to continue for several years; some Sudanese and Somali refugees, who fled to Ethiopia from the fighting or famine in their own countries, continue to return to their homes (2002 est.)
Guinea as a result of civil war in neighboring countries, Guinea is host to approximately 150,000 Liberian and Sierra Leonean refugees (2002 est.)
Kenya according to UNHCR, by the end of 2001 Kenya was host to 220,000 refugees from neighboring countries, including: Somalia 145,000 and Sudan 68,000 (2002 est.)
Liberia by the end of 1999, all Liberian refugees who had fled the domestic strife were assumed to have returned (2002 est.)
Malaysia does not reflect net flow of an unknown number of illegal immigrants from other countries in the region (2002 est.)
Sierra Leone by the end of 1999 refugees from Sierra Leone are assumed to be returning (2002 est.)
Uganda according to the UNHCR, by the end of 2001, Uganda was host to 178,815 refugees from a number of neighboring countries, including: Sudan 155,996, Rwanda 14,375, and Democratic Republic of the Congo 7,459 (2002 est.)
Zimbabwe there is a small but steady flow of Zimbabweans into South Africa in search of better paid employment (2002 est.)

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Migration > Net migration rate > A note. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbook, December 2003. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Migration/Net-migration-rate/A-note

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