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  • Sudan: UN, international organizations warn of hard times for refugees in S. Sudan
    11 april 2014 21:55:25
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have warned in separate reports about hard times for thousands of refugees or people displaced by the current conflict in South Sudan, particularly with the approach of the rainy season.Full text...

  • Zambia: Canada contributes US$2.7m to integrate former Angolan refugees
    09 april 2014 13:15:54
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Canada has announced a contribution of US$2.7 million to support Zambia, in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), in the implementation of the local integration programme for former Angolan refugees and Zambians. Full text...

  • Kenya: Refugees ordered back to camp over security concerns
    26 march 2014 12:21:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan government on Wednesday directed all refugees living in urban areas to return to designated camps. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR supports CAR refugees in Cameroon
    16 march 2014 10:00:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and its partners said they are stepping up efforts to help the growing numbers of Central African Republic (CAR) refugees arriving ill in Cameroon due to hunger and exhaustion during their arduous flight from their war-torn country. Full text...

  • Mali: UNHCR to repatriate 25,000 Malians in 2014
    13 march 2014 20:41:23
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR ) is considering the repatriation of some 25,000 Malian refugees in 2014 and another 42,000 by the end of 2015.Full text...

  • UN: 'More people fleeing deadly attacks in north-east Nigeria'
    11 march 2014 17:49:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tuesday said it is increasingly alarmed at the humanitarian impact of continuing violence in North-eastern Nigeria and stressed the importance of protecting civilians. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR wants more support for CAR, South Sudan refugees
    04 march 2014 21:42:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency on Tuesday appealed for increased support to meet the needs of people fleeing the crises in the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan, especially those who have arrived in Chad, Cameroon and Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Zambia: UNHRC commends Zambian women for being champions in hosting refugees
    04 march 2014 14:17:11
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has commended the pivotal role Zambian women have played in hosting refugees. Full text...

  • Mali: IPDs returning to their homes in Mali
    28 february 2014 20:03:54
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mali following the conflict in 2012 in the north of the country when Islamist militants took control of the area, has dropped as people return to their homes, according to a report released by the International Migration Organization (IMO).Full text...

  • Congo: WFP alarmed at the mass exodus from CAR since 2013
    28 february 2014 11:31:28
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) has expressed concern over the consequences of the mass exodus from the Central African Republic (CAR) into neighboring countries, saying that some 102,000 Central Africans have deserted their country since the violence started in March 2013. Full text...

  • Senegal: 'Some 13,000 Mauritanians still reside in Senegal'
    17 february 2014 21:36:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - There are some 13,000 Mauritanian refugees still residing in Senegal after the repatriation of 24,333 of them a couple of years ago, Barry Ousmane, former coordinator of the Mauritanian Refugees Associations in Senegal, said in Dakar on Monday. Full text...

  • Congo: Voluntary repatriations from DRC to Congo ends June
    17 february 2014 13:46:42
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Voluntary repatriations for DR Congolese refugees from Congo's northern town of Likoula will end 30 June, according to a statement issued after a meeting involving the two countries and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. Full text...

  • US: UN advises against forced returns to Sudan Sudan
    14 february 2014 21:58:07
    NewYork, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday warned against the return of 130,000 South Sudanese who have fled to neighbouring countries due to the continued violence despite last month's ceasefire accord between te government and opposition forces. Full text...

  • US: UN refugee agency says thousands fleeing CAR
    08 february 2014 16:47:36
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has sent thousands of people streaming into neighbouring countries.Full text...

  • Cameroon: More CAR refugees arrive in Cameroon
    07 february 2014 15:23:45
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - A new batch of 3,000 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) has crossed the border to Cameroon, bringing the total number of CAR refugees in Cameroon to 98,000 , PANA learned Friday from official sources.Full text...

  • US: UN says 6,000 Nigerians flee to Niger, Cameroon
    24 january 2014 22:55:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says nearly 6,000 people have fled fighting in Nigeria to neighbouring Cameroon and Niger in the past 10 days after reporting that several people had been killed, their villages bombed and at least two villages burned to the ground. Full text...

  • DR Congo: 5,400 Rwandan refugees repatriated from the DRC in 2013
    24 january 2014 13:08:04
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - 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 Full text...

  • Cameroon: HCR needs US$25m in 2014 to assist 93,770 refugees
    23 january 2014 15:03:14
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR) needs at least US$ 25 million this year to assist the 93,770 refugees in Cameroon, according to a statement issued here by the HCR and obtained by PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • Sudan: 'Thousands of South Sudanese refugees enter Sudan'
    23 january 2014 11:34:18
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Suleiman Abdul Rahman Suleiman said the number of refugees from South Sudan has reached 8,124, out of whom 7,000 are in the White Nile State while others are in temporary camps in West and South Kordufan and the Blue Nile. Full text...

  • Sudan: IOM to fly 2,000 Sudanese home from S. Sudan
    16 january 2014 22:08:38
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have made arrangements for the evacuation of 2,000 Sudanese nationals, including women and children, from the South Sudanese town of Bantieu.Full text...

  • Congo: Over 53,000 DRC refugees repatriated from Congo-Brazzaville in 2013
    16 january 2014 12:18:09
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Some 53,112 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo living in Congo-Brazzaville's northern region of Likouala were repatriated back home in 2013, the Congolese government said. Full text...

  • US: UN seeks US$99m to cater for refugees in CAR, South Sudan
    10 january 2014 21:19:20
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Friday appealed for US$99 million in additional funding to aid 1.3 million people in Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan for the next 100 days, less than three weeks after launching an initial US$360 million appeal.Full text...

  • Cameroon: More than 95,000 CAR refugees registered
    09 january 2014 21:12:35
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroon has welcomed 94,450 refugees and 1,330 asylum seekers from Central Africa Republic (CAR) fleeing the bloody sectarian clashes in their country, PANA learned on Thursday from official sources. Full text...

  • UN: South Sudanese flee to neighbouring countries
    07 january 2014 20:52:53
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says more and more civilians from South Sudan are fleeing to neighbouring countries, with some 2,500 people a day now seeking refuge in Uganda.Full text...

  • Belgium: More than 620 Guineans, Congolese registered as political refugees
    07 january 2014 20:35:53
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - More than 620 Guineans and DR Congo nationals registered as political refugees in Belgium last year, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Belgian General Commission for Refugees and Stateless People.Full text...

  • More than 80,000 displaced persons in North-Kivu cry for help
    27 december 2013 20:37:44
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - More than 80,000 people trapped in the latest fighting between the DR Congo Armed Forces (FARDC) and the DR Congo-based Ugandan rebels, Allied Democratic Forces-National Army for the Liberation of Uganda (ADF/NALU), are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, a humanitarian organisation said on Friday.Full text...

  • Togo, Ghana seek sustainable solution to refugee problem
    24 december 2013 14:56:02
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo and Ghana are working on a sustainable solution to the problem of Togolese and Ghanaian refugees in their respective countries. Full text...

  • UNHCR says there are 11,000 CAR refugees in Congo
    19 december 2013 12:43:09
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Some 11,000 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) have been living in Betou, in the region of Likouala, northern Congo, since the Seleka coalition took the power in March 24, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a press statement here Thursday.Full text...

  • UN refugee agency seeks support to assist 30 million IDPs
    11 december 2013 22:11:16
    Nw York, US (PANA) – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Wednesday appealed for greater global support to assist the almost 30 million people around the world who are forcibly displaced in their own countries. Full text...

  • UN agency says Somali repatriation process must be voluntary
    27 november 2013 07:07:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said the agreement signed earlier this month between the agency and the Governments of Somalia and Kenya supports the voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees. Full text...

  • Kenya, Somalia reach pact with UN agency on dignified return of refugees
    12 november 2013 16:54:15
    New York, US (PAN) – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Governments of Kenya and Somalia have signed an agreement laying out the framework by which Somali refugees in Kenya could return to their homeland. Full text...

  • Over 62,000 people from Horn of Africa arrive in Yemen - UN agency
    08 november 2013 20:28:02
    New York, US (PANA) - More than 62,000 people arrived in Yemen from the Horn of Africa this year, the UN refugee agency said on Friday, calling for increased cooperation among countries to ensure protection for asylum seekers who risk their lives on the deadly route.Full text...

  • Final group of Angolan refugees leave Botswana for home
    01 november 2013 21:16:35
    New York, US (PANA) - The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said that the last group of Angolan refugees arrived in their home country from Botswana on Wednesday afternoon, marking the end of the voluntary repatriation programme. Full text...

  • UN agencies: Fund shortage affects food ration for refugees in Kenya
    31 october 2013 21:26:16
    New York, US (PANA) – Two UN humanitarian agencies said on Thursday that they would be forced to reduce food rations for more than half a million refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in northern Kenya beginning from Friday due to lack of resources.Full text...

  • Togo repatriates 96 Ivorian refugees back home
    31 october 2013 14:23:26
    Lome, Togo (PANA) – Ninety-six Ivorian refugees, who had settled in the Avepozo camp located in the southern suburb of Lome, the Togolese capital, were voluntarily repatriated to Cote d’Ivoire Wednesday, according to official sources here.Full text...

  • UN agency tasks nations on Nigerian refugees
    29 october 2013 18:31:40
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called on States to keep their borders open for Nigerians fleeing the escalating violence in their country and who might be in need of international protection.Full text...

  • UN expert tasks international community on Eritrean refugees
    25 october 2013 06:59:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, Ms. Sheila Keetharuth, has urged the international community to focus on the human rights situation in Eritrea where, she said, the most serious violations are being committed. Full text...

  • US welcomes Sudan's 'improved steps' to assist refugees
    19 october 2013 08:32:30
    Washington, US (PANA) - The United States says it welcomes Sudan’s decision to issue work permits to some 30,000 refugees in eastern Sudan. Full text...

  • Egypt urged to stop detaining, returning Syrian refugees
    17 october 2013 12:44:00
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Egyptian authorities must end their appalling policy of unlawfully detaining and forcibly returning hundreds of refugees who have fled the armed conflict in Syria, Amnesty International has said. Full text...

  • UN agency seeks additional US$21 million to assist DRC refugees in Uganda
    21 september 2013 07:12:18
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is seeking an extra US$21.4 million to assist civilians who have fled the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and are taking refuge in neighbouring Uganda.Full text...

  • Ouattara urges Ivorian refugees in Togo to return home
    16 september 2013 12:33:28
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has urged his compatriots who fled to Togo during the former's crisis two years ago to return home. Full text...

  • Over 360 DRC refugees return home from Congo
    05 september 2013 11:35:41
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has repatriated 361 nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from Congo's northern Likouala district, Congolese radio announced Thursday. Full text...

  • UN agency assists newly-displaced Congolese
    27 august 2013 20:00:34
    New York, US (PANA) – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said it is assisting refugees that have fled to Burundi from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu province after ongoing deadly clashes along the border between the two countries over the past two weeks. Full text...

  • '1,200 Congolese seeking asylum in Burundi'
    26 august 2013 17:37:14
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Some 1,100 Congolese asylum seekers arrived in north west Burundi since 16 August, fleeing fighting between the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and rebel groups of Mayi-Mayi and the M23, in South-Kivu, sources close the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) office here said.Full text...

  • 10,000 former Angolan refugees get Zambian residence permits
    14 august 2013 14:05:20
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Zambian government has allowed up to 10,000 former Angolan refugees to acquire Zambian residence permits, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) disclosed here Wednesday at a tripartite meeting of officials from the governments of Angola and Zambia and the UNHCR. Full text...

  • 115 Congolese refugees living in Rwanda repatriated voluntarily
    13 august 2013 20:59:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – At least 115 Congolese refugees who fled to Rwanda following fierce fighting recently between the Congolese army and the M23 rebels were repatriated voluntarily on Tuesday to their villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), official sources told PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Congo grants refugee status to 5,000 CAR nationals
    01 august 2013 13:01:08
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo has granted refugee status to 5,000 people from the Central African Republic (CAR) who fled the recent political situation in their country, the Congolese Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Ministry said in a statement. Full text...

  • Rwanda to expel 320 Congolese refugees
    31 july 2013 22:32:32
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The Rwandan authorities will from next week expel 320 Congolese refugees in the Busasamana camp in the north-west of the country for attempting to return home recently by passing through non-authorised routes at the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), official sources said on Wednesday in Kigali. Full text...

  • UN agency welcomes Kenyan ruling on rights of urban refugees
    31 july 2013 21:56:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN refugee agency has welcomed the ruling of the High Court of Kenya which upholds the asylum rights of refugees living in urban areas, and expressed the hope that the government would implement the decision quickly and resume legal services to this vulnerable group. Full text...

  • DRC crisis: Over 5,000 displaced people seek refuge in open spaces in Goma
    25 july 2013 12:58:50
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - More than 5,000 displaced people have sought refuge in open spaces in Goma in DR Congo's North Kivu province since fresh fighting broke out in the region 14 July between the Congolese Armed Forces (FARC ) and the M23 rebels. Full text...

Special File - Refugees

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