Refugees -
  • UNHCR repatriates 17,000 Angolan refugees from DR Congo
    28 december 2004 18:37:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, repatriated 17,244 Angolan refugees from DR Congo in 2004, the agency said Tuesday. Full text...

  • New wave of refugees from Darfur requires more supplies - UNHCR
    21 december 2004 14:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, is continuing efforts to prepare for any potential new movements of refugees from Sudan's Darfur region to neighbouring Chad. Full text...

  • Nigerian relief agency gives 17m naira food items to refugees
    21 december 2004 14:16:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- Christmas arrived early for African refugees in Nigeria Monday, when the country's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) delivered food items worth 17 million naira (127,000 dollars) to the Oru camp hosting thousands of refugees. Full text...

  • UNHCR says refugees face acute food shortages in Africa
    21 december 2004 13:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- More than a million refugees face the prospect of hunger and malnutrition in the New Year due to food shortages while several hundred thousand others around the world are already struggling to survive on drastically reduced food rations, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR warned Tuesday. Full text...

  • More Liberian refugees return home
    20 december 2004 21:45:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- More than 300 Liberian refugees arrived here Monday by sea from Ghana. Full text...

  • 60 refugees complete free computer training in Nigeria
    19 december 2004 11:56:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sixty of the hundreds of African refugees residing at the Oru Refugee Camp in southwest Nigeria have completed a year-long free computer training programme at the camp. Full text...

  • WFP wants 'immediate' cash, food for refugees in Kenya
    17 december 2004 14:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned here Friday that thousands of refugees in Kenya would go hungry unless it receives immediate donations of cash or food commodities. Full text...

  • Islamic group to provide water for refugees in Uganda
    16 december 2004 18:52:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The International Islamic Relief Organisation (IIRO) has pledged to provide safe drinking water to the Kyangwali Refugee Resettlement Camp in the western Ugandan district of Hoima at a cost of 350,000 US dollars. Full text...

  • 350 Liberian refugees sail home from Ghana
    15 december 2004 18:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- About 350 Liberian refugees on Wednesday left for home via the Tema harbour under a voluntary repatriation scheme organised by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with other partners. Full text...

  • UNHCR repatriates last batch of Liberian refugees from Nigeria
    10 december 2004 13:12:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has repatriated 85 Liberian refugees from the Oru camp in south-western Nigeria, bringing to 673 the number already ferried home under the agency's voluntary repatriation programme which began last month. Full text...

  • WFP sends SOS for refugees in Ethiopia
    08 december 2004 09:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned Wednesday it would be forced to make a drastic cut in food rations for 118,000 refugees in camps in Ethiopia, unless donations of $4. Full text...

  • UNHCR repatriates 4th batch of Liberian refugees from Nigeria
    05 december 2004 12:32:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- Another group of 118 Liberian refugees at the Oru camp in southwest Nigeria left for home Saturday under the UN refugee agency's voluntary repatriation programme, bringing to 588 the number of those so far repatriated since the exercise started last month. Full text...

  • 'Minority refugees' in Nigeria accuse UNHCR of discrimination
    28 november 2004 13:02:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- A group calling itself 'minority refugees' at the Oru refugees camp in Nigeria has accused the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) of "gross marginalisation and discrimination" against its members. Full text...

  • 150 rights NGOs seek protection for refugees in Africa
    23 november 2004 18:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- More than 150 human rights NGOs participating in the 36th Ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights (ACHPR) here Tuesday submitted a resolution to the commission requesting adequate protection for some five million refugees and internally- displaced persons in Africa. Full text...

  • UNHCR repatriates third batch of Liberian refugees from Nigeria
    23 november 2004 11:09:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- The UN Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has repatriated another group of 235 Liberians refugees residing at the Oru camp in southwest Nigeria, bringing to 470 the number of those who have so far returned home since the voluntary repatriation programme started two weeks ago, As usual, the refugees were ferried from the camp, located some 140 kilometres from the commercial city of Lagos, to the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, where they were airlifted home. Full text...

  • Sudanese refugee influx straining Uganda's resources - UNHCR
    20 november 2004 17:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has cautioned that an influx of refugees from south Sudan into Uganda could stretch the resources of a country that already hosts the largest concentration of south Sudanese refugees in Africa. Full text...

  • Mozambique hosts 8,000 foreign refugees
    17 november 2004 17:24:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique is hosting some 8,000 refugees from about 16 countries, mainly from Africa's Great Lake's region, national news agency, AIM reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNCHR settles Sudanese refugees fleeing Ugandan rebels
    16 november 2004 12:40:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Increased attacks by Ugandan rebels of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) on rural settlements in southern Sudan have forced more than 30,000 Sudanese to flee to northern Uganda. Full text...

  • Another batch of Liberian refugees leave Nigeria for home
    15 november 2004 19:06:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- A second batch of 105 Liberian refugees Monday left their camp in Oru, some 140 km outside the Nigerian commercial city of Lagos for home, bringing the total number of Liberians so far repatriated in the past one week, to 213. Full text...

  • Over 1,000 Congolese refugees return from CAR
    12 november 2004 18:11:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A total of 1,048 Congolese refugees returned home Thursday from the Central African Republic (CAR), the acting representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Mohammed Dayri, revealed Friday in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Sudanese refugees in Nigeria hail Darfur agreement
    11 november 2004 13:08:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sudanese refugees in Nigeria have hailed Tuesday's signing of the Darfur security and humanitarian protocols by the Sudanese government and the two main rebel groups at the peace talks in Abuja. Full text...

  • UNHCR says 5,000 Ivorian refugees arrive in Liberia
    11 november 2004 12:42:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- At least 5,000 Ivorian refugees have crossed into northeastern Liberia fleeing recent hostilities in Cote d'Ivoire, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, announced here Thursday. Full text...

  • WFP helps influx of Ivorian refugees into Liberia
    09 november 2004 17:33:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Some 800 Ivorian refugees have crossed into neighbouring Liberia by Monday due to the latest flare up of hostilities in Cote d'Ivoire, the head of World Food Programme (WFP) office in Liberia, Justin Bigirishya affirmed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • 500,000 Liberian IDPs start journey back home
    09 november 2004 09:52:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- About half million internally displaced persons (IDPs) have began the journey back home after spending many years in camps on the outskirts of the Liberian capital, Monrovia, due to 14 years of civil conflict. Full text...

  • Liberian refugees leave Nigeria for home
    08 november 2004 12:10:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- The first batch of 108 Liberian refugees Monday left their Oru Camp, some 140 km outside the Nigerian commercial city of Lagos, to board a flight back home under a voluntary repatriation programme organised by the UN refugees agency, UNHCR. Full text...

  • 80,000 Burundians return from exile in 10 months
    29 october 2004 14:39:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- About 80,000 Burundians returned home from exile between January and October 2004, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) revealed here. Full text...

  • WFP to buy Nigerian sorghum to feed Sudanese refugees
    28 october 2004 19:33:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) is to buy 3,000 tons of sorghum from the Nigerian strategic grain reserves to feed Sudanese refugees in Chad, Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry said Thursday in Abuja. Full text...

  • DR Congo, Tanzania discuss repatriation of refugees
    26 october 2004 21:40:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A Congolese government delegation is due in Tanzania this week for talks towards an agreement on the repatriation of Congolese refugees, Kinshasa sources affirmed Monday. Full text...

  • WFP cuts food ration to Congolese, Burundian refugees
    26 october 2004 18:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Faced with severe funding shortages, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced it has been "forced" to cut food rations to some 400,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees living in 13 camps in western Tanzania. Full text...

  • Zanzibari refugees languish in Mogadishu
    23 october 2004 19:23:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- About 184 Zanzibari refugees in Mogadishu have complained of continuous hunger, insecurity, lack of medication and proper shelter, saying the UN refugee agency has forsaken them. Full text...

  • Minister urges Burundian refugees in Rwanda to return home
    22 october 2004 18:00:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Visiting Burundian Minister for refugees Françoise Ngendahayo has called on her compatriots in Rwanda to return home, official sources said in Kigali Friday. Full text...

  • UNHCR to repatriate Congolese refugees in CAR
    20 october 2004 12:13:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) unveiled a programme Wednesday to repatriate Congolese refugees in the Central African Republic to the northwestern province of Equator despite "huge logistic challenges". Full text...

  • Over 1,600 Congolese refugees return from Burundi
    19 october 2004 19:58:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- More than 1,618 Congolese refugees have returned home from Burundi through the Congo-Burundi border post of Kamvivira in South-Kivu, Congolese deputy interior minister Paul Musafiri announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNCHR set to repatriate Liberian refugees from Nigeria
    07 october 2004 18:17:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR is to begin voluntary repatriation of some 4,000 Liberian refugees at the Oru camp in south-western Nigeria at the end of this month, according to camp Commandant Lawrence Yegwa. Full text...

  • UNHCR official denies allegations by Liberian refugees
    06 october 2004 17:42:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Ron Mponda, a representative of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR in Gambia, Wednesday dismissed allegations by Liberian refugees that he had made himself inaccessible and also refused to issue relevant documents to them. Full text...

  • 165 Liberian refugees return from Ghana, Sierra Leone
    01 october 2004 21:06:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Some 165 Liberian refugees returned home Friday by air from Ghana and across the land border from neighbouring Sierra Leone, under a programme by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR to repatriate over 300,000 Liberians from across West Africa. Full text...

  • UNHCR upbeat about repatriation of Liberian refugees
    01 october 2004 20:43:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has welcomed a massive repatriation effort to return home some 340,000 Liberians scattered across West Africa over the next three years as a sign of hope. Full text...

  • Liberian refugees in Ghana return home
    01 october 2004 18:40:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Another phase in the slow march to end the 14-year bloody civil war in Liberia began Friday with the airlifting of 100 Liberian refugees back home from Ghana. Full text...

  • WFP appeals for funds to feed refugees in Zambia
    30 september 2004 16:20:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) Thursday appealed for 3. Full text...

  • UNHCR urges DR Congo to ensure safety of returnee refugees
    28 september 2004 16:26:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) Tuesday called on DR Congo authorities, particularly local leaders in South Kivu, to ensure the safety of Congolese who choose to return to their country after taking refuge in neighbouring Burundi during fighting in June this year. Full text...

  • UNHCR reschedules repatriation of Sierra Leonean refugees
    27 september 2004 22:31:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees has extended the deadline for voluntary repatriation of Sierra Leonean refugees here to 31 December, a release from UNHCR Chief of Mission in Banjul indicated Monday. Full text...

  • Kinshasa moves to repatriate Congolese refugees
    27 september 2004 20:09:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo government has despatched a delegation to Kigoma, Tanzania as well as to Bukavu, Uvira and Baraka within the country for consultations in view of the return of refugees who fled the instability in Kivu province. Full text...

  • Liberia signs refugee repatriation pact with UNHCR
    27 september 2004 17:01:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, Monday in Monrovia signed a tripartite agreement with Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire for the repatriation of over 300,000 Liberian refugees from the three neighbouring West African countries. Full text...

  • 1,500 Congolese refugees stranded at Burundi border
    27 september 2004 07:57:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- At least 1,500 Congolese Tutsi refugees, representing about 250 families who had fled to Burundi after insecurity erupted in South-Kivu last August, are currently blocked at the closed border in the southern Bukavu town of Uvira, corroborating sources said here. Full text...

  • AU envoys end tour of refugee camps in Sierra Leone
    25 september 2004 09:57:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone, (PANA) -- An African Union (AU) delegation has renewed the Union's commitment to working with African nations to ensure sustainable peace and prevent outbreak of further refugee crisis on the continent. Full text...

  • UNHCR to repatriate Liberian refugees from Ghana soon
    22 september 2004 22:08:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana, Liberia and the UN refugee agency on Wednesday signed an agreement in Accra to facilitate the repatriation of some 42,000 Liberian refugees from Ghana. Full text...

  • UNHCR reaches accord to take Congolese home
    22 september 2004 16:30:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tuesday signed a tripartite accord to repatriate DR Congo nationals seeking refuge in Congo Brazzaville, sources have said. Full text...

  • Congolese refugees in Burundi refuse to leave Gatumba
    21 september 2004 23:37:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who survived last August's massacre at Gatumba near the western outskirts of Bujumbura on Tuesday declined to be moves to central Burundi. Full text...

  • Angola's poor roads hold up UN refugee repatriation programme
    17 september 2004 19:03:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) reported Friday that poor roads were hampering its voluntary repatriation programme for Angolans who had sought refuge in Zambia from three decades of civil war, with only a fifth of the expected number going back so far this year. Full text...

  • Rwanda refugee influx sparks fears in Uganda
    17 september 2004 15:38:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The continued influx of Rwanda refugees into western Uganda is causing worrying times for local district authorities over alleged security threats. Full text...

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