Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Some 165 refugees from Congo/Brazzaville have voluntarily returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where they had been living since 1998, official sources said in Kinshasa.
According to a news release issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the had been living at the Kimaza camp, Lower-Congo province after fleeing the civil war that then raged in their country.
Their departure brought to 383 the number of refugees repatriated by UNHCR within less than a fortnight.
Out of the 165 returnees, 132 were flown to Pointe Noire, while 22 others were flown to Dolisie.
Eleven other persons, including an unaccompanied 12-year old girl, were taken by bus to Brazzaville's Makelekele sports centre.
They later reunited with their respective families.