UNHCR sees end to refugee crisis in Africa

Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has declared on the eve of the celebration of the World Refugee Day on Tuesday that there is hope for a final solution to the refugee problem, notably in Africa.
In a statement published here on Monday, the UNHCR said this year's theme "Hope" selected to commemorate the World Refuge Day is aimed at encouraging and strengthening efforts for a definite solution to the repatriation of all refugees in the world, particularly in Africa.
"Despite their suffering, poverty, and depravation, a lot of refugees mostly living in Africa have never received the promise to return home one day," the UN high Commissioner for Refugees, Antَnio Guterres, said.
According to recent official statistics released by the High Commission for Refugees (HCR), some 2.
8 million people are displaced throughout the world.
"Returnees are often confronted with serious problems for their social reinsertion," Guterres said, adding that it is still necessary to develop new strategies for countries coming out of conflicts to continue to receive assistance for the repatriation of refugees.

19 june 2006 21:11:00




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