Refugees -
  • 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...

  • Nigeria screens Liberian refugees
    19 november 2003 10:42:00
    Awa- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian government officials Wednesday wind up the screening of more than 3,000 Liberians at a refugee camp in Oru, 100 km north of Lagos to determine their eligibility for full refugee status, according to the authorities. Full text...

  • Eritrean refugees leave Sudan for home
    14 november 2003 20:06:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- About a thousand Eritrean refugees escorted by an official of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Ruud Lubbers, crossed the Sudanese frontier in a UN- sponsored voluntary return home, State television confirmed here Friday. Full text...

  • UNHCR head begins Eritrean tour Thursday
    13 november 2003 07:44:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers leaves for Eritrea Thursday after touring refugee camps in the central Sudanese towns of Kassala and Gedaret. Full text...

  • UNHCR boss pleads refugee case with Tanzania
    12 november 2003 11:44:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers concluded his tour here Tuesday with an appeal on the Tanzanian government to uphold its hospitality towards refugees. Full text...

  • UNHCR repatriates 75 refugees to Brazzaville from DR Congo
    10 november 2003 17:14:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR at the weekend repatriated 75 Congo Brazzaville refugees from Kimaza, some 160-km from Kinshasa, the DR Congo capital. Full text...

  • UN refugee agency head visits Burundi
    07 november 2003 21:54:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- United Nations High commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ruud Lubbers on Friday began a two-day working visit to Burundi to examine ways of accelerating the return of exiles, particularly from neighbouring Tanzania. Full text...

  • Ex-Burundian refugees stranded after returning home
    06 november 2003 23:32:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 600 Burundian refugees are stranded since Monday at a transit camp in the country's west after from neighbouring Tanzania. Full text...

  • Rwanda, Malawi sign agreement on refugees
    05 november 2003 08:52:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda and Malawi signed a draft agreement here Tuesday on the repatriation of some 5,500 Rwandan refugees living in Malawi, official sources indicated. Full text...

  • UNHCR halts return of Angolan refugees from Zambia
    04 november 2003 13:14:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) Lusaka office Tuesday announced it was temporarily halting the organised voluntary repatriation of Angolan refugees from Zambia due to imminent bad roads during the rainy season in the region. Full text...

  • UNHCR takes 408 Congolese home from Gabon
    03 november 2003 11:07:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- About 408 Congolese nationals, who sought refuge in Gabon three years ago, voluntarily left Franceville (southern Gabon) Sunday for Brazzaville and Pointe Noire, an official of the UN refugee agency revealed here Monday. Full text...

  • UN office in Guinea needs funds for refugees
    31 october 2003 07:57:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- To assist 2. Full text...

  • US reaches out to Chadian refugees
    30 october 2003 23:40:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Washington has granted 3. Full text...

  • WFP assists Nigerian refugees in Cameroon
    30 october 2003 19:20:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) is to provide additional emergency food aid worth 470 million CFA francs to 17,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, WFP sources said. Full text...

  • Concern mounts for Sudan refugees
    19 october 2003 17:13:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Some 40,000 people who fled fighting in Sudan's western Darfur province urgently need food, shelter and drinking water, a charity group has said. Full text...

  • Eritrean refugees head home from Sudan
    19 october 2003 17:07:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) Sunday resumed repatriation of thousands of Eritrean refugees from Sudan, it said in a statement here. Full text...

  • DR Congo's refugees flee western Uganda to Kampala
    17 october 2003 12:50:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Several hundred registered refugees from DR Congo settled in camps along the shores of Lake Albert in western Uganda are fleeing to Kampala saying they fear recent massacres in their restive home district of Ituri, bordering western Uganda. Full text...

  • Zambia repatriates 11 more Rwandan refugees
    16 october 2003 16:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday repatriated 11 more Rwandan refugees raising the number to 84 since April this year. Full text...

  • Call to probe issue of Sudanese refugees in Uganda
    14 october 2003 18:30:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A refugee rights agency based in the US has accused Uganda of violating the human right of 16,000 Sudanese refugees by forcefully relocating them from the mid-western to the north-western Nile region. Full text...

  • More Ugandan refugees repatriated from Sudan
    14 october 2003 16:22:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A new batch of 33 Ugandan refugees was received by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR Monday. Full text...

  • UNHCR seeks safer sites for Sudanese refugees in Chad
    11 october 2003 10:51:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Amid signs that a ceasefire in the Darfur region of western Sudan may be "ending prematurely", tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad have to be relocated to "new, safer locations," the UN refugee agency, UNHCR said here. Full text...

  • 500,000 refugees in western Sudan badly need relief aid
    10 october 2003 20:57:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The UN on Friday renewed appeals for urgent donations to provide relief supplies for some 500,000 people fleeing violence in western Sudan. Full text...

  • NGOs pleads for Sudanese refugees in Chad
    08 october 2003 19:16:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The humanitarian body Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) has deplored the continuing lack of assistance to thousands of people who have crossed into Chad to escape attacks in western Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • UNHCR needs funds to avert refugee crisis on Chad-Sudan border
    03 october 2003 17:16:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR has launched an urgent appeal for 16. Full text...

  • Hunger affects Sudanese refugees in Chad
    02 october 2003 17:11:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Hunger and dehydration are threatening several thousands of Sudanese who have fled to Chad over the past two months, an international aid agency said here Thursday. Full text...

  • UNHCR to identify refugees in Cote d'Ivoire
    01 october 2003 20:32:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR) began Monday an exercise to identify refugees residing in the country, the bulk of whom are from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Rwanda, a reliable source told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Khartoum, UNHCR to repatriate Sudanese refugees from Chad
    28 september 2003 19:35:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Khartoum government and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, are to repatriate Sudanese refugees from Chad, the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Over 400 Sudanese refugee minors separated from families
    28 september 2003 11:07:00
    Arua- Uganda (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees is burdened with re-uniting 448 Sudanese refugee minors separated from their families during a hasty relocation by government from a congested settlement in Uganda's central region to West Nile region early this month. Full text...

  • Mauritanian refugees to leave Senegal soon
    26 september 2003 20:29:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian administrative officials in regions bordering Senegal have been instructed to facilitate the return of Mauritanian refugees who have lived in Senegalese camps since 1989. Full text...

  • Over 1,600 Sudanese refugees missing in Uganda
    26 september 2003 19:28:00
    Ikafe- Uganda (PANA) -- More than 1,600 Sudanese refugees are unaccounted for in Uganda since they were forcefully relocated from the central region to West Nile region early this month. Full text...

  • Sudanese refugees flee from Darfur into Chad
    25 september 2003 19:59:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese refugees have continued to flee across the border into Chad to escape militia attacks in the western Darfur State, according to the NGO, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Full text...

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