Refugees -
  • UNHCR counts Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad
    10 march 2004 13:42:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is taking a census of refugees in eastern Chad fleeing fighting in Sudan's Darfour region between government forces and rebel groups, an official of the UN agency revealed Wednesday. Full text...

  • US funds repatriation of Sudanese refugees
    09 march 2004 09:51:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Washington has released 2. Full text...

  • UNHCR to set up working group for Africa's returnees
    09 march 2004 08:45:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has been tasked with setting up a working group to support the return and reintegration of millions of refugees in at least nine African countries. Full text...

  • UNHCR: No special status for returnees in home country
    08 march 2004 14:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- As the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) seeks the commitment of African States and partner agencies to meet the challenges of refugee repatriation, it asserts that returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) should not be treated as a special group in their home countries. Full text...

  • UNHCR needs US$20.8m to assist Sudanese refugees in Chad
    06 march 2004 09:28:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR requires 20. Full text...

  • Hunger could hit refugees in Eastern, Central Africa
    04 march 2004 10:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned Thursday that it will reduce basic food rations to refugees throughout eastern and central Africa unless immediate donations were received. Full text...

  • 2,000 DRC's soldiers seek return home
    02 march 2004 20:13:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Over 2,000 soldiers from the DR Congo who fled to Congo-Brazzaville during the conflict years, have appealed to authorities in Kinshasa and the UNHCR to facilitate their return home. Full text...

  • Refugees return to Somalia amid call for fresh aid
    02 march 2004 09:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Hundreds of Somali refugees are returning home from neighbouring Djibouti with the start of repatriation convoys under the UN refugee agency. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean refugees return home Tuesday
    01 march 2004 17:14:00
    Dakar- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The repatriation of Sierra Leonean refugees from Liberia resumes Tuesday following the deployment of UN peacekeepers along the road to the Liberia-Sierra Leone border. Full text...

  • Millions of Africa's refugees head home soon - UN official
    28 february 2004 10:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Millions of Africans uprooted by war are in sight of the day when they can return to their countries, UNHCR's head of operations in Africa, David Lambo, has said. Full text...

  • 350 refugees to be repatriated from DR Congo's Kimaza
    27 february 2004 20:45:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Some 350 refugees will voluntarily return to Congo (Brazzaville) from the Kimaza camp, Lower-Congo region in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first tripartite meeting involving the two countries and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has decided. Full text...

  • WFP appeals for more food aid for refugees in Ethiopia
    26 february 2004 18:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) has appealed for 10 million US dollars with which to buy some 19,000 tons of food to feed refugees in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Over 86,000 DR Congo refugees live in Congo (Brazzaville)
    25 february 2004 20:49:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Over 86,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are "scattered" in various parts of Congo-Brazzaville, an official source has revealed. Full text...

  • Starvation stares at quarter million refugees in Kenya
    25 february 2004 15:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Refugees in Kenya face food shortages in coming months unless the UN World Food Programme (WFP) gets immediate cash infusions or further food donations, the UN agency warned here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Liberian refugees return as UNAMSIL troops deploy
    23 february 2004 16:26:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- As troops of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) extend their deployment in the country's western Grand Cape Mount County on the border with Sierra Leone at the weekend, hundreds of Liberian refugees have started returning home. Full text...

  • UNHCR pushes for voluntary of Sierra Leonean refugees
    19 february 2004 22:02:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) launched a campaign Thursday urging the voluntary return of some 14,000 Sierra Leonean refugees in Liberia by June latest, when the agency plans to terminate assistance to them. Full text...

  • Over 10,000 refugees return to Burundi from Tanzania
    19 february 2004 09:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- More than 10,000 Burundian refugees returned home from camps in Tanzania in January and the first half of February this year, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said Thursday. Full text...

  • Congolese returnees push for reintegration
    16 february 2004 20:22:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Former Congolese refugees now back home from neighbouring Gabon have called for implementation of a social reintegration programme designed for them, officials confirmed here Monday, acknowledging a petition from the returnees. Full text...

  • UNHCR to repatriate Sudanese, Somali refugees from Kenya
    16 february 2004 19:21:00
    Nairobi Kenya (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR plans to repatriate from Kenya, some 150,000 Somali and 70,000 Sudanese refugees, once the peace deals for the two countries are signed later this year, an official of the UN agency said in Nairobi. Full text...

  • UNHCR to host meeting on African repatriations
    14 february 2004 09:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African ministers handling refugee affairs and donors will attend a conference opening in Geneva 8 March on theme "Dialogue on Voluntary repatriation and Sustainable Reintegration in Africa". Full text...

  • UNHCR denies influx of Congolese refugees into Zambia
    05 february 2004 17:44:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A trickle of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Zambia has continued due to ongoing fighting between the main traditional Mai Mai armed group and a splinter faction, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) clarified in Lusaka Thursday. Full text...

  • Germans to the rescue of Congolese refugees in Ituri
    04 february 2004 11:13:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Germany has made available 382,000 euros in humanitarian food aid for about 87,500 refugees in the Ituri Province of DR Congo, a diplomatic source has revealed. Full text...

  • UNHCR to move 10,000 Sudanese from Chadian border
    04 february 2004 09:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and Chadian authorities have registered nearly 10,000 Sudanese refugees along Chad's north-eastern frontier and are making urgent plans to move them inland, away from an area that came under a bombing attack last week. Full text...

  • UNHCR seeks urgent aid for Sudanese refugees in Chad
    30 january 2004 16:29:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, Friday renewed an urgent appeal for funds for its emergency operation to help some 135,000 Sudanese who fled into barren remote parts of eastern Chad from fighting in their own country. Full text...

  • More Burundi refugees leave Tanzania
    29 january 2004 14:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A new border crossing point to take Burundi refugees home from camps in Tanzania opened Wednesday for a first trial convoy of 983 returnees, paving the way for more facilitated returns to previously inaccessible areas of Burundi, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR has announced. Full text...

  • WFP appeals for funds to feed Sudanese refugees in Chad
    29 january 2004 14:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Thursday renewed its appeal to international donors for 11 million US dollars to feed thousands of Sudanese refugees pouring into the barren lands of eastern Chad. Full text...

  • Thousands of new Sudanese refugees flee into Chad
    28 january 2004 11:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Chadian authorities have started registering thousands of newly-arrived Sudanese refugees to distribute urgently needed assistance, the UN agency said Wednesday. Full text...

  • 300,000 Burundian refugees may return in 2004
    26 january 2004 21:44:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 300,000 of Burundian refugees, settled in Tanzania are expected to return home in 2004 following the consolidation of peace in their country, stakeholders in refugee repatriation said here Monday. Full text...

  • Rwandan refugees urged to work for peace in Congo
    24 january 2004 20:34:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese Social Affairs, Solidarity and Humanitarian Minister, Emilienne Raoul, has urged Rwandan refugees to work at bringing peace in Congo, Radio Congo reported Saturday. Full text...

  • New agreement paves way for more Burundian returnees
    22 january 2004 13:36:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Burundian, Tanzanian and UN refugee agency officials have signed a landmark repatriation agreement, paving the way for a larger-scale return of Burundian refugees from exile in Tanzania. Full text...

  • UN agencies assess needs of Sahrawi refugees
    21 january 2004 10:09:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- A joint delegation from the World Food Programme and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, was currently assessing humanitarian needs for Sahrawi refugees in Algeria's Tindouf region. Full text...

  • UNHCR investigates new exodus from Ethiopia to Sudan
    16 january 2004 12:07:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Officials of UN refugee agency, UNHCR and other aid workers have travelled to Pochalla town in southern Sudan to investigate reports that thousands of Ethiopian and Sudanese Anuaks were fleeing across the border to escape violence in western Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Burundi receives 2,000 returnees weekly
    15 january 2004 16:50:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The homeward movement of Burundian refugees from neighbouring Tanzania has registered a steady 2,000 per week at major reception points, relief sources announced here. Full text...

  • UN emergency programme for Sudanese refugees in Chad
    15 january 2004 14:29:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The UN has launched a three-month emergency assistance programme for 90,000 Sudanese refugees in Chad, an official source said Thursday in N'djamena. Full text...

  • UN agencies seek emergency aid for Sudanese refugees
    14 january 2004 09:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A short-term emergency programme was required immediately to assist the latest influx of Sudanese refugees in Chad, UN agencies have reported. Full text...

  • Liberians plead for 5000 Sierra Leone refugees in UK, US
    13 january 2004 20:52:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The Liberal Democratic Movement (LDM), an England-based Liberian pressure group, has questioned the decision of British and US officials to repatriate some 2000 Sierra Leonean refugees from the UK and 3000 others from the US, while granting extension to their Liberian counterparts. Full text...

  • UNMIL ship rescues Liberian refugees at sea
    10 january 2004 10:03:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A Dutch naval ship, part of the UN peacekeeping Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), has rescued more than 200 Liberians from a stricken ferry off the West African coast, UNMIL sources said. Full text...

  • UNHCR reports killing, arson by militias in western Sudan
    09 january 2004 18:00:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Newly arrived Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad have reported that marauding Arab militia groups continue to kill, burn, loot and empty entire villages in the Darfur region of western Sudan in a conflict that has sent some 95,000 people fleeing across the border since early last year, the UN refugee agency UNHCR, said Friday. Full text...

  • UNICEF donates blankets to Sudanese refugees
    06 january 2004 18:54:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- UNICEF has donated 22,000 blankets to Sudanese refugees who fled into eastern Chad to escape clashes between government forces and rebels in the Darfour region. Full text...

  • US contributes US$75 million to UNHCR
    03 january 2004 11:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa will get US$33 million out of the initial contribution of 75 million dollars the United States will make to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for its 2004 annual Programmes. Full text...

  • 40 Rwandan refugees return from DR Congo
    22 december 2003 21:14:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Some 40 Rwandan refugees, including three soldiers returned home Sunday from the Congolese province of South Kivu, bringing to 210 the number of refugees who returned last week, official sources said Monday. Full text...

  • MSF warns of looming refugee crisis in eastern Chad
    17 december 2003 14:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least 26,000 refugees have arrived in eastern Chad fleeing escalating conflict in Darfur, northern Sudan, a situation that could develop into a humanitarian crisis, Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) noted Wednesday. Full text...

  • Departing Sierra Leonean refugees sell possessions
    17 december 2003 11:52:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sierra Leonean refugees in Nigeria, whose repatriation by the UN High Commission for Refugees began Wednesday, are auctioning even the most prized of their possessions to keep within a 30-kg load limit imposed by the UNHCR. Full text...

  • Three CAR children refugees to reunite with parents
    13 december 2003 11:28:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- After months of separation, Justin, Benedicte and Fane, three children from the Central African Republic (CAR), who fled to Chad following the 15 March coup in their country, are to reunite with their parents, aid workers said. Full text...

  • DR Congo refugees revolt in Burundi
    13 december 2003 10:07:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- DR Congo refugees protesting the condition of their camp have attacked a humanitarian worker and damaged his vehicle at Cishemye in Burundi's north-western Cibitoke province, witnesses said Saturday. Full text...

  • 35,000 Burundian refugees return from Tanzania
    09 december 2003 17:25:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 35,657 Burundian refugees have returned to the country's eastern province of Ruyigi from Tanzania this year, officials said Tuesday. Full text...

  • WFP provides aid to Sudanese refugees in Chad
    09 december 2003 13:44:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) has brought in 33 tonnes of food and non-food relief aid for distribution this week among Sudanese refugees who have settled in eastern Chad for the past few months. Full text...

  • 145,000 DR Congo refugees to be repatriated from Tanzania
    24 november 2003 18:17:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN agency for refugees, UNHCR is to repatriate some 145,000 DR Congo refugees from Tanzania, according to the agency official David Kapia. Full text...

  • EU assists refugees, displaced people in Guinea
    20 november 2003 19:21:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Guinea has obtained a grant of 500,000 Euro from the European Union to help refugees and displaced people in the West African country, an official release said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Landmines stall Angolan refuges return home, says UNHCR
    19 november 2003 13:23:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) Wednesday said repatriation of Angolan refugees was still facing many challenges, dominated by the presence of landmines in some Angolan provinces. Full text...

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