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  • 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...

  • UNHCR assists Congolese refugees in Western Uganda
    16 july 2013 07:27:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has sent an Full text...

  • WFP distributes cash, food rations to Somali refugees in Ethiopia
    15 july 2013 21:12:45
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday said more than 12,000 Somali refugees in Ethiopia are receiving monthly cash entitlements in addition to food rations.Full text...

  • UN agency working to ensure proper return for Rwandans refugees
    29 june 2013 19:30:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is working closely with concerned governments to bring to a proper closure the situation of Rwandans who fled their country before 31 December, 1998, as the recommended date for their refugee status ends on Sunday.Full text...

  • Rwandan refugees in Congo afraid to return home
    29 june 2013 16:52:59
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Student members of the Association of Rwandan Refugees in Congo (AERC) have set conditions to be met before they will return home, as the deadline for the closure of their refugee camp approaches.Full text...

  • UN agency to help Mali refugees participate in presidential vote
    28 june 2013 22:26:55
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Friday that it would help Malian refugees in neighbouring countries, who want to vote during Mali's presidential elections, which is barely one month away. Full text...

  • Rwanda ready to reintegrate its refugees in Congo
    19 june 2013 19:57:26
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Rwandan Minister of Management of Disasters and Refugees, Séraphine Mukantabana, has said Kigali has made arrangements to guarantee and facilitate the return of all its citizens who had taken refuge in Congo since 1997.Full text...

  • Kenyan developers reach UNHCR 'hack' final contest
    18 june 2013 16:27:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Two projects developed by Kenya-based software developers have been selected as finalists at the two-day developer session or “hackathon”, organized by Refugees United and Ericsson at the weekend in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Japan assists Malian refugees in Mauritania
    13 june 2013 12:55:51
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Japanese government has made available to the most vulnerable Malian refugees in a camp in M'bera, eastern Mauritania, 600 temporary shelters and 1,200 improved stoves, the Japanese Embassy in Nouakchott announced Thursday. Full text...

  • UN agency says Nigeria crisis uprooted 6,000 people
    11 june 2013 19:40:15
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said that anti-insurgent operations and general insecurity have uprooted thousands of people in north-eastern Nigeria, with more than 6,000 of them fleeing to neighbouring Niger for safety. Full text...

  • Joint WFP/UNHCR mission solicits further aid for Malian refugees in Mauritania
    22 may 2013 16:40:24
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – A joint mission of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees (UNHCR), which recently visited the Mbera camp in Mauritania, has called for support for Malian refugees there, according to a joint communiqué by the UN agencies on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ericsson, Refugees United partner to connect missing families
    20 may 2013 17:45:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - To raise awareness of the plight of refugees and find new ways to reconnect refugee families in some of the most remote areas in the world, Ericsson and Refugees United will run a series of developer competitions leading up to World Refugee Day, on 20 June, 2013. Full text...

  • Fourth camp opened for Congolese refugees in Burundi
    15 may 2013 11:12:15
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Wednesday the opening of a fourth camp in Burundi to better cope with the continuous arrival of refugees from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who are fleeing from armed groups or inter-ethnic rivalries in their country. Full text...

  • Wet season threatens migrant returnees, refugees in Chad
    30 april 2013 16:55:21
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – Thousands of Chadian refugees and internally-displaced persons who ran away from inter-tribal fighting in Sudan, are facing yet another threat with the advent of the wet season, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNHCR: Darfur clashes send 50,000 refugees into Chad
    12 april 2013 20:42:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The Geneva-based UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Friday that new tribal clashes in Sudan's Darfur region had driven about 50,000 refugees into Chad, describing the movement as "the largest number in years". Full text...

  • 'Over 32,000 DRC refugees have returned home'
    03 april 2013 14:08:15
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Over 32,566 nationals from the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC), who have found refuge in North Congolese province of Likouala since 2009 due to violence in their homeland, have returned home, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • 718 former M23 fighters moved away from Rwanda-Congo border
    01 april 2013 13:58:00
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At last 718 former fighters of the Congolese rebel movement M23, who had sought refuge in Rwanda, have been moved away from the border with DR Congo, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement Monday. Full text...

  • Returnee Mauritanians from Senegal seek adequate settlement
    28 march 2013 15:49:33
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Members of the National Union of Mauritanians Repatriated from Senegal (UNRMS) have condemned last Thursday's dissolution, by President Mohamed Abdel Aziz, of the National Agency of Integration of the Refugees (ANAIR), saying that the agency has not yet completed its mission. Full text...

  • Some Mouammar Kadhafi family members seek refuge in Oman
    27 march 2013 18:03:31
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Some members of the Mouammar Kadhafi family, who had taken refuge in Algeria since the fall of former government, have voluntarily moved on to Oman for the same purpose, Amar Belani, spokesman of the Algerian Foreign Affairs department, confirmed Tuesday.Full text...

  • Japan grants US$5m humanitarian aid to refugees, returnees in Burundi
    22 march 2013 13:56:32
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Japanese government is to give US$5 million for the care of refugees and returnees in Burundi, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said in a statement in Bujumbura Friday. Full text...

  • UNHCR assists new refugees in S/Sudan's Upper Nile State
    07 march 2013 11:05:35
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN refugees Agency (UNHCR) said hundreds of Sudanese have walked for five days on foot to South Sudan, where they are now being sheltered by the agency. Full text...

  • 100,000 Horn of Africa people reached Yemen in 2012 after risky sea crossing
    16 january 2013 18:10:42
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN refugee agency announced on Wednesday that some 107,500 African refugees and migrants made the perilous sea journeys from the Horn of Africa to Yemen in 2012. Full text...

  • Sudanese refugees flee conflict into Ethiopia
    09 january 2013 19:05:02
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - An influx of Sudanese and Somali refugees has been recorded in five camps in Ethiopia, with fresh arrivals expected due to the crisis in Sudan's Blue Nile state, aid agencies warned Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia relocates 195 Congolese refugees
    31 december 2012 12:52:57
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) in Zambia has announced the relocation of 195 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who recently fled into the country to seek safety. Full text...

  • UNHCR, AI decry Kenya's plans to confine asylum seekers to refugee camps
    25 december 2012 11:53:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Amnesty International (AI) have expressed concern over Kenya's recent plans to confine asylum seekers to refugee camps in the northern parts of the country. Full text...

  • 10,000 former Angolan refugees to be integrated in Zambia
    20 december 2012 13:02:35
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Some 10,000 former Angolan refugees are to be integrated locally in Zambia, a development that has been described by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, as a landmark decision that will bring hope and durable solutions to the former refugees who have opted to remain in Zambia at the end of the voluntary repatriation. Full text...

  • DRC refugees pour into South Sudan, UN says
    19 december 2012 20:41:01
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The United Nations says thousands of people from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been pouring into South Sudan since last week following a deterioration of security in their home country. Full text...

  • Fresh DR Congo refugees arrive in Rwanda
    18 december 2012 21:33:21
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – A new group of about 250 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrived in Rwanda on Tuesday after a fresh outbreak of violence in several localities of eastern DRC, official sources told PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Malawi arrests 42 Ethiopian refugees trying to flee to South Africa
    16 december 2012 14:33:16
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Police in the Malawi capital, Lilongwe, Sunday arrested 42 Ethiopians as they tried to flee to South Africa. Full text...

  • Last batch of Barundi refugees in Tanzania returns home
    14 december 2012 10:03:07
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania has successfully completed its role to ensure the orderly return of the last batch of Barundi refugees it hosted for the last two decades, leaving the challenge in the hands of authorities in Burundi to resettle them in their areas of origin. Full text...

  • Donors pledge US$ 550 million for UNHCR's global operations in 2013
    11 december 2012 16:36:39
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Faced with expanding humanitarian crises in the Middle East and parts of Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa, donor nations Tuesday pledged US$ 550 million towards the work of the UN refugee agency in 2013 in helping millions of people worldwide, the agency said in a news dispatch from Geneva, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Over 1,000 Nigerians, fleeing Boko Haram violence, take refuge in Niger
    07 december 2012 15:44:28
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - More than 1,000 Nigerians, fleeing violence blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic sect, arrived in Diffa region, 1,500 km east of Niamey, between 30 November and 5 December, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its newsletter. Full text...

  • Malawi President threatens to expel refugees
    30 november 2012 12:20:37
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Joyce Banda has said the southern African country should re-consider the future of refugees and asylum seekers because they are monopolising businesses, a statement analysts said could trigger xenophobia. Full text...

  • IOM appeals for funds to return Burundi ex-refugees from Tanzania
    27 november 2012 16:16:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday appealed for US$ 2.8 million to assist in the voluntary return and reintegration of 37,000 former refugees from Burundi, currently living in Tanzania. Full text...

  • ICRC alerts on influx of Sudanese refugees into South Sudan
    16 november 2012 13:57:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said the agency is expecting an influx of refugees, fleeing Sudan, as the rainy season subsides, PANA reported on Friday, quoting an ICRC brief statement. Full text...

  • Over 900 Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania
    05 november 2012 13:26:30
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Since 31 Oct., 963 Burundians who found refuge in Tanzania have been repatriated, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Monday. Full text...

  • UNHCR Zambia's budget not enough, says UNHCR official
    02 november 2012 15:06:37
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Zambia's 2012 programme and operational budget of US$ 9.6 million is not adequate to provide both essential services and durable solutions for the refugees, outgoing UNHCR Representative in Zambia, Joyce Mends-Cole, disclosed Friday in Lusaka. Full text...

  • IOM appeals for funds to help Malian IDPs, refugees
    30 october 2012 14:34:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Tuesday launched an appeal for funds, totalling US$ 6 million, to enable it provide a range of emergency relief services to hundreds of internally-displaced persons (IDPs) and impoverished host families in Mali. Full text...

  • Number of Somali refugees in south eastern Ethiopia hits 170,000
    23 october 2012 18:27:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The number of Somali refugees in a series of camps in an arid, harsh area of south-eastern Ethiopia has passed the 170,000 mark, making Dollo Ado the world's second largest refugee complex, the UN refugee agency says in a news dispatch from Dollo Ado. Full text...

  • EU ambassadors visit Darfur
    22 october 2012 17:38:00
    Khartoum, Sudan ( PANA) - Ambassadors of seven European countries have paid a visit to the Darfur region where they met with internally-displaced persons (IDP), representatives of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Sudanese government officials, the European Union (EU) said in a statement Monday. Full text...

  • Hepatitis E claims dozens of lives in South Sudan refugee camps
    10 october 2012 14:29:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has revealed that Hepatitis E has caused the death of 22 people in South Sudan, mainly in camps of internally-displaced persons and refugees. Full text...

  • UNHCR assists over 25,000 DRC refugees to return home
    03 october 2012 09:37:27
    New York, US (PANA) - More than 25,000 Congolese refugees have returned to their homes in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under a voluntary repatriation programme that was launched in May by the UN refugee agency, the agency said in a statement received by PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN refugee chief raises the red flag over financial strain
    01 october 2012 14:58:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The head of the UN refugee agency, Antonio Guterres, warned Monday that the UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies are under increasing strain from a combination of simultaneous major new conflicts and unresolved old ones. Full text...

  • Over 3,000 Congolese flee to Uganda to escape fighting
    28 september 2012 08:34:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN refugee agency said fighting between rebel fighters and a militia group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has forced 3,000 people to flee across the border into southern Uganda's Kanungu district over the past 10 days. Full text...

  • IOM takes hundreds of Ethiopians home, says more stranded in Yemen
    21 september 2012 10:31:27
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said it is airlifting over 900 Ethiopian nationals stranded in Yemen, but said thousands remain behind in need of similar assistance. Full text...

  • Liberian immigration officials in Nigeria to issue ECOWAS passports to integrated refugees
    20 september 2012 11:30:39
    Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria (PANA) - Officials of the Liberian government have arrived in Nigeria's South-west city of Ijebu-Ode to issue the new ECOWAS passports to Liberian refugees who have opted for local integration, PANA reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Tanzania closes last camp for refugees from Burundi
    20 september 2012 09:17:35
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Some 15,000 refugees from Burundi remaining in Tanzania will be repatriated before the end of this year, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said. Full text...

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