Refugees -
  • UNHCR asks Morocco to discern refugees from migrants
    20 october 2005 23:37:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, Thursday asked Morocco authorities to keenly scrutinise the "illegal immigrants" grouped in several places in that country, in order to separate refugees for the agency. Full text...

  • Tanzania-based DR Congolese to return next Thursday
    20 october 2005 20:01:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The repatriation of Congolese refugees from Tanzania begins on 27 October, the National Refugees Commission (CNR) said in a press release issued here on Thursday. Full text...

  • WFP needs additional funds to feed CAR refugees in Chad
    19 october 2005 22:43:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) requires additional 930,000 US dollars from the international community to feed Central African Republic (CAR) refugees flocking into Chad, the UN agency said. Full text...

  • WFP pleas for refugees in Chad
    18 october 2005 23:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Thousands of refugees who have fled violence and banditry in the Central African Republic (CAR) gathered in and around camps in neighbouring Chad, need emergency aid, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned Tuesday. Full text...

  • Issue of Burundian and Rwandan refugees turns political
    18 october 2005 20:53:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The remaining rebel groups still active in Burundi and Rwanda were to blame for the continued flow of Rwandan asylum seekers in the neighbouring southern country for recruitment of new fighters, according to Kigali's minister of territorial administration, Protais Musoni. Full text...

  • UNHCR repatriates Angolan refugees from Zambia
    14 october 2005 12:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, working through the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has resumed the repatriation of Angolan refugees from the western Zambia after the completion of repairs on the only airport in the region. Full text...

  • Chad gets US$3.4m American aid to support refugees
    12 october 2005 19:33:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The US has donated 3. Full text...

  • Vall says Mauritanians abroad are welcome back home
    09 october 2005 20:38:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian military ruler Colonel Ely Ould Vall says his compatriots abroad including refugees are free to return home. Full text...

  • 90,000 refugees live in Darfur Kalam camp
    08 october 2005 19:37:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- About 90,000 refugees live in Kalam camp, in Sudan's western Darfur region, reeling under armed conflict between two rebel groups and Sudan government forces, according to a census released Saturday by World Vision International. Full text...

  • DR Congo hosts a quarter million refugee neighbours
    05 october 2005 17:53:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- War-wrecked DR Congo is home to some 242,814 registered refugees from neighbouring countries, according to statistics issued by the Congolese Interior Ministry here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Group accuses Botswana of repatriating Angolans
    27 september 2005 12:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Botswana government authorities on Monday allegedly forcefully repatriated 15 Angolan refugees, says the Namibian National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) in a dispatch obtained here Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN resettles African refugees in US
    23 september 2005 09:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has embarked on a programme that will see Mozambican refugees settle in the US by the end of September, the UNHCR has said here. Full text...

  • 40,000 Burundian refugees return from Tanzania - UNHCR
    19 september 2005 18:31:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 40,354 Burundian refugees have returned from Tanzania this year, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, announced here Monday. Full text...

  • UNHCR, WFP call on donors' generosity for help
    15 september 2005 21:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have appealed to donors to be more generous with their funds to prevent the agencies from reducing food rations in refugee camps in Africa, official sources said Thursday here. Full text...

  • UNHCR and WFP appeals for help to Africa's refugees
    15 september 2005 16:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Executive Director of World Food Programme have appealed to donors to give generously to alleviate the funding shortages that are forcing them to cut back survival rations for refugees in camps across Africa. Full text...

  • UNHCR misses Angolan refugee repatriation target
    14 september 2005 11:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Due to logistics and other obstacles, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), will repatriate fewer Angolan refugees than targeted for 2005. Full text...

  • Benin needs US$1.5 million to support Togolese refugees
    08 september 2005 11:57:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin requires additional 1. Full text...

  • Bad roads hamper repatriation of Liberian refugees
    08 september 2005 09:32:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's bad roads have "temporarily stalled" the repatriation of thousands of its refugees from neighbouring Sierra Leone, Guinea Conakry and Cote d'Ivoire, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has said. Full text...

  • Angola resumes refugee repatriation from Zambia
    07 september 2005 15:18:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Angola, working in concert with Zambia and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has resumed repatriation of refugees from Zambia that stalled over a week ago due to the poor state of the airport in Mongu, regional capital of the Western Province. Full text...

  • 35,000 Burundians return home since January 2005 - UNHCR
    06 september 2005 19:06:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 35,000 Burundian refugees have returned home since the beginning of the year, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) local office announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Minister roots for the tackling of refugees' woes
    01 september 2005 17:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Foreign Minister Ali Mwakwere Thursday stressed the need to tackle the root causes of instability and the subsequent influx of refugees in Africa. Full text...

  • Sudanese refugees' return set after rainy season
    01 september 2005 15:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Visiting a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya, UN High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres promised that thousands of people driven from their homes in Southern Sudan by two decades of fighting could return to the region after the rainy season ends in October. Full text...

  • UNHCR establishes programme for Sudanese refugees
    31 august 2005 16:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UHCR) Wednesday said here that it had established a reintegration programme to help the Sudanese refugees move back to their country of origin. Full text...

  • UNHCR registers African refugees in Nigeria
    30 august 2005 14:26:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has started fresh registration of African refugees at the Oru camp, located some 140 kilometres from Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos, for the purpose of issuing new identity cards to them. Full text...

  • WFP struggles to feed 90,000 refugees in eastern Sudan
    27 august 2005 15:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme is struggling to feed 90,000 Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees in eastern Sudan. Full text...

  • UNHCR urges Sudan govt, rebels to end conflict in Darfur
    27 august 2005 11:41:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Visiting UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres on Friday urged the Sudanese government and rebels in the country's war -ravaged western region of Darfur to quickly reach a peace deal that will enable the two million refugees to return home. Full text...

  • UNHCR conducts census of refugees in Rwanda
    27 august 2005 09:33:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has launched a census to determine the number of refugees living in Rwanda on the bases of their age, sex, academic levels, profession and countries of origin. Full text...

  • CEEAC ministers to meet on security, refugees
    26 august 2005 09:55:00
    Rwanda- Kigali (PANA) -- A major meeting of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) opens Monday in Brazzaville, Congo gathering ministers of homeland security, defence and foreign affairs from member states to discuss regional security. Full text...

  • Nearly 50,000 Rwandans still living in exile
    23 august 2005 13:03:00
    Rwanda- Kigali (PANA) -- Rwanda, 11 years after the genocide that left 800,000 people dead, still has 48,640 refugees living in 22 African countries, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees office in the Rwandan capital Kigali. Full text...

  • US extends temporary status for Liberian refugees
    21 august 2005 09:38:00
    New York (PANA) -- The US Department of Homeland Security has extended for another year, the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Liberians who have lived in the country over the years under that status. Full text...

  • UNHCR boss to assess operations in Sudan, Chad, Kenya
    19 august 2005 21:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Tuesday begins a ten-day mission to Sudan, Chad and Kenya to assess the UN agency's operations in these countries. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean refugees in Gambia protest over resettlement
    17 august 2005 13:47:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Scores of Sierra Leonean refugees in Gambia on Wednesday began protesting over a purported UNHCR resettlement programme by refusing to vacate a closed refugee camp located in the eastern part of the country. Full text...

  • UNHCR repatriates 59 Somali refugees from Kenya
    17 august 2005 09:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In the first organised repatriation to Somalia from Kenya in two years, the UN refugee agency on Tuesday returned home 43 Somali refugees. Full text...

  • Voluntary repatriation planned for Congolese refugees from Tanzania
    16 august 2005 18:57:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A voluntary repatriation of some 152,000 DR Congo refugees from Tanzania is expected to begin 5 September, according to Robert Moupondo Mafundji, a senior official of the Congolese National Commission for Refugees. Full text...

  • Benin threatens to expel Togolese refugees
    13 august 2005 16:50:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Benin's minister of information and new communication technologies, Frédéric Dohou, threatened after an audience with President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé here Friday to repatriate Togolese refugees because "there is no persecution in their country". Full text...

  • UNHCR needs $4.7 million for Togolese refugees
    04 august 2005 08:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has requested donors to give $4. Full text...

  • Congolese refugees return home from Tanzania
    03 august 2005 23:44:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Some 9,662 Congolese refugees living in Tanzania, including 2,280 women and 5,114 children, returned home to South Kivu between October 2004 and July 2005, the Congolese National Commission for Refugees (CNR) said on Wednesday in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • UNHCR officials visit refugee camp in Nigeria
    27 july 2005 16:32:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- An official of the UN refugee agency's office in Geneva, accompanied by a medical doctor from the agency's regional office in Ghana, has arrived at the Oru refugees camp in south-western Nigeria on an assessment visit, UNHCR sources said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tanzania parliament unhappy with refugees
    23 july 2005 16:49:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Refugees have once again taken centre stage in the Tanzanian Parliament in the central Tanzanian city of Dodoma, with MPs calling on the government to deal with the problem once and for all. Full text...

  • Sudanese refugees' tales of hardship in Kenya
    21 july 2005 22:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Despite the comfort provided by the relative security and safety of Kenya, Sudanese refugees say life in Nairobi is unbearable and they will do everything possible to enable them to return home anytime soon to start a new life. Full text...

  • UN says cut in food rations putting African refugees at risk
    20 july 2005 15:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Continued food ration cuts are forcing Burundian and Congolese refugees in western Tanzania to engage in activities that put them at risk in an effort to ward off hunger, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Full text...

  • Second batch of Liberian refugees return home
    17 july 2005 11:52:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- Another group of 124 Liberian refugees left Oru camp in southwestern Nigeria for home on Saturday under the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)'s voluntary repatriation programme. Full text...

  • More Burundi refugees return home from Rwanda
    12 july 2005 19:09:00
    Butare-Akanyaru- Rwanda (PANA) -- About 100 refugees from Kirundo region in northern Burundi have returned home from a camp in Nyamure in Rwanda's southern region of Butare, with assistance from the NGO "Africa Humanitarian Action", sources revealed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya extends refugee registration deadline
    30 june 2005 16:01:00
    Nairobi Kenya- (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has extended a deadline for the registration of refugees living in the country to 15 August this year. Full text...

  • WFP seeks US$6.7m to feed refugees in Kenya
    30 june 2005 11:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- With the number of refugees in Kenya rising despite peace moves in Somalia and Sudan, the World Food Programme WFP is appealing for 6. Full text...

  • EU donates 688 million FCFA to Benin-based Togolese refugees
    29 june 2005 18:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has decided to release 688 million FCFA in emergency aid through its Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) to assist Togolese refugee who fled post-election violence in th neighbouring country. Full text...

  • UNHCR closes refugee camp in eastern Ethiopia
    29 june 2005 12:58:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Wednesday announced the closure of a refugee camp housing Somalis in eastern Ethiopia. Full text...

  • African ambassadors discuss refugee problems
    28 june 2005 23:43:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- African refugees and displaced persons were the focus of the first day of discussions by the committee of permanent representatives of African Union member countries ahead of the AU executive council's meeting, African diplomatic sources said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • More African refugees arrive Nigeria
    22 june 2005 19:07:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- About 50 refugees from the troubled Darfur region of Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda have arrived at the Oru refugee settlement in southwestern Nigeria, according to camp commandant Lawrence Yegwa. Full text...

  • Uganda bans filming in refugee camps
    21 june 2005 15:25:00
    Entebbe- Uganda (PANA) -- The Ugandan government has slapped a ban on filming in refugee camps by human rights activists, saying their documentaries portray "a negative image" to donors, media reports said here Tuesday. Full text...

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