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  • Kenya reports return of calm at restive refugee camp
    25 june 2003 21:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government said Wednesday it had restored calm at the Kakuma refugee camp, where fighting between Sudanese refugees and the local population left 11 people dead. Full text...

  • Over 10 people killed at Kenyan refugee camp
    24 june 2003 16:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Members of Parliament on Tuesday pressed the government to take urgent measures to end a raging conflict that has killed 11 refugees and locals at a refugee camp in the country's north. Full text...

  • UNHCR repatriates more Rwandan refugees from Zambia
    24 june 2003 14:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, Tuesday repatriated 15 Rwandan refugees from Zambia to their country under an on-going voluntary repatriation programme. Full text...

  • UNHCR repatriates 60 Congolese refugees from Gabon
    21 june 2003 19:29:00
    Pointe Noire- Congo (PANA) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) on Friday repatriated 60 Congolese refugees from neighbouring Gabon. Full text...

  • 3,000 Congolese refugees in CAR await repatriation
    21 june 2003 17:46:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Three thousand refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) living in the Molangué camp, 120-km from here took advantage of Friday's World Refugee Days to press for their repatriation. Full text...

  • New Liberian refugees swell Nigerian camp
    21 june 2003 16:59:00
    Oru- Nigeria (PANA) -- Hundreds of Liberians fleeing fresh hostilities in their country have started arriving at the Oru refugee camp in south-western Nigeria. Full text...

  • Zambia marks World Refugee Day
    20 june 2003 21:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia Friday joined in marking the third World Refugee Day, under the theme 'refugee youth building the future' which is designed to recognise 20 million men, women and children who are refugees. Full text...

  • US govt donates $2.5m to refugee children in Zambia
    20 june 2003 17:46:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The US government will this year provide US$2. Full text...

  • 300 refugees enter Malawi monthly
    20 june 2003 16:29:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Between 200 and 300 refugees and asylum seekers enter Malawi every month, threatening the government's meagre resources and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' capacity to house them all comfortably. Full text...

  • World Refugee Day marked in Cape Town
    20 june 2003 15:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Hundreds of refugees gathered in Cape Town on Friday to mark World Refugee Day, set up by the UN to remind the world of the plight of these fellow unfortunate people. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau puts refugee count at 9,449
    20 june 2003 09:35:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau is hosting 9,449 refugees, all from the West African sub-region, the executive secretary of the National Commission for Refugees, Alsau Sambou, affirmed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Fresh cholera outbreak in Ugandan refugee camp
    19 june 2003 19:28:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Eleven new cases of cholera have been reported in Kyangwali refugee camp in Hoima district, 240 kilometres Northwest of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Full text...

  • Preparations hot up in Zambia for Refugee Day
    19 june 2003 11:49:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UNHCR office in Lusaka was on Thursday winding up preparations to mark World Refugee Day coming up Friday. Full text...

  • AU donates $50,000 to displaced people in Congo
    18 june 2003 20:47:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has donated $50,000 for displaced people from Congo's violence-prone Pool region, state radio announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • New batch of 1,806 returnees arrive in eastern Burundi
    18 june 2003 20:29:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Ruyigi province in eastern Burundi continues to receive compatriots on a voluntary homeward journey from refuge in neighbouring Tanzania, the latest being about 1,806 returnees, relief officials said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tanzania recants hostile stance against refugees
    16 june 2003 13:02:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- President Benjamin Mkapa assured a UN Security Council delegation visiting several African capitals that Tanzania would continue giving sanctuary to thousands of refugees fleeing conflicts in neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Uganda plans complete census of refugee population
    15 june 2003 10:48:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- In a move to update their database on refugees, Ugandan authorities Sunday announced plans to do a head count of all refugees in the country. Full text...

  • Congolese refugees due repatriation from Gabon
    13 june 2003 22:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced the voluntary repatriation of Congolese refugees in Gabon, starting 20 June. Full text...

  • Over 90 Congolese refugees resettled in Ugandan camp
    10 june 2003 16:02:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Some 97 refugees from the ethnic violence-rocked Ituri in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been resettled from Uganda's Bundibugyo district. Full text...

  • Refugees from DR Congo arrive in Bangui
    10 june 2003 13:19:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The first batch of about 70 Central Africans who sought refuge in DR Congo has arrived in Bangui under a voluntary repatriation operation organised by UN refugee agency and the Central African Republic government. Full text...

  • Embattled Congolese refugees settle in Zambian camps
    09 june 2003 16:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- More than 200 displaced persons who fled the ethnic fighting in Bunia, DR Congo into Zambia have been resettled in Mwange and Kala refugee camps in northern Zambia. Full text...

  • New refugee camp crops up in Malawi
    09 june 2003 16:44:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Malawi government have agreed to transfer some refugees from the over-populated Dzaleka Refugee Camp in the central district of Dowa to the southern district of Neno. Full text...

  • Rwandan refugees to be repatriated under tripartite accord
    07 june 2003 13:17:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Rwandan Hutu refugees who have been living in Brazzaville since the 1997 will be voluntarily repatriated under a tripartite agreement signed here Friday by the governments of congo, Rwanda and the UNHCR. Full text...

  • 45,000 Angolan refugees confirmed in DRC province
    06 june 2003 20:23:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Authorities in Kinshasa said they have registered over 45,000 Angolan refugees in accommodating areas at Kisenge and Katanga provinces in DR Congo. Full text...

  • UNHCR undertakes 'dry run' ahead of refugee convoy for Angola
    05 june 2003 16:12:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has registered more than 6,000 Angolan refugees willing to return home, under a voluntary repatriation programme. Full text...

  • 850 Angolan refugees in Botswana prepare to return
    05 june 2003 16:05:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- As 850 Angolan refugees here prepare to return home, the Botswana government Thursday donated $250,000 toward their repatriation. Full text...

  • Angolan refugees in Namibia to go home soon
    04 june 2003 09:08:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A team of UN refugee agency officials is in southern Angola to assess conditions for the planned repatriation of some 20,000 Angolan refugees from Namibia. Full text...

  • Angola, Botswana, UNHCR arrange repatriation of refugees
    03 june 2003 15:08:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana, Angola and the UNHCR will next Thursday sign a tripartite agreement to allow for the voluntary repatriation of Angolan refugees currently holed up in Botswana. Full text...

  • MSF pleads for CAR refugees in Chad (corrected)
    30 may 2003 23:07:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The international humanitarian NGO, Doctors without Borders (MSF) has described conditions among some 41,000 refugees from Central African Republic (CAR) holed up at the border with Chad, as desperate. Full text...

  • MSF makes pleads for CAR refugees in Chad
    30 may 2003 22:24:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The international humanitarian NGO, Doctors without Borders (MSF) has described conditions among some 41,000 refugees from Central African Republic (CAR) holed up at the border with Chad, as desperate. Full text...

  • Angolan refugees register to return home
    30 may 2003 20:38:00
    Solwezi- Zambia (PANA) -- Angolan refugees living in the Zambian District of Solwezi, 700 km north-west of Lusaka, have begun registering with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees ahead of their expected return home in two weeks. Full text...

  • Sudanese refugees reject relocation to West Nile
    28 may 2003 10:21:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- About 16,000 Sudanese refugees at the Kiryandongo refugee camp are rejecting relocation to West Nile and threatening to walk back to the Sudan in protest, the local daily Al-Raai Alaam reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNHCR lists two provinces to resettle 500,000 Angolans
    27 may 2003 13:16:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, Tuesday announced here it has identified two provinces in Angola to resettle half a million refugees who fled protracted fighting in that country. Full text...

  • UNHCR counts Liberian refugees in Sierra Leone
    22 may 2003 23:08:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and the Sierra Leonean government have began conducting a refugee census throughout the country, UNHCR spokesperson Francesca Fontanini said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Zambia-based Rwandan refugees reluctant to return home
    22 may 2003 21:52:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan refugees based in Zambia are unwilling return to home, according to Cheikh Abdoul Karim Harelimana, who heads the commission on the repatriation of refugees who has just completed a mission to Lusaka. Full text...

  • UNHCR allots 5 billion FCFA for Ivorian refugees
    21 may 2003 22:48:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has allotted over 5 billion FCFA (about $8. Full text...

  • EU donates to repatriation of Angolan refugees
    20 may 2003 21:08:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has released five million euro to support the repatriation next June of about 440,000 Angolan refugees in DR Congo, Zambia, Congo and Namibia, a statement said Tuesday in Brussels. Full text...

  • 2,249 Burundi refugees return from Tanzania
    16 may 2003 17:04:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 2,249 Burundi refugees have returned home from neighbouring Tanzania this week, according to official sources at Burundi's eastern province of Ruyigi. Full text...

  • UNHCR meets Rwandan, Zambian officials on repatriation
    14 may 2003 15:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Wednesday met Zambian and Rwandan officials in Lusaka to discuss the voluntary repatriation of Rwandans in the Southern African country. Full text...

  • 527 presumed Senegalese refugees deny being expelled by Gambia
    14 may 2003 15:13:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- The 527 presumed refugees from Senegal's southern Casamance region, who returned to Ziguinchor 5 May from Gambia were not expelled by the Banjul authorities as reported by the media, the group said. Full text...

  • UNHCR talks refugee problems with West African leaders
    13 may 2003 14:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Ruud Lubbers, has left Cote d'Ivoire for Ghana, where he is expected to meet President John Agyekum Kufuor and other top government officials before visiting the Buduburam Refugee Settlement outside Accra. Full text...

  • Somali refugees end decade-long stay in Kenya
    13 may 2003 13:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A group of 2,880 Somali refugees on Tuesday left Dadaab and Kakuma camps in Kenya for north-eastern Somalia, ending more than a decade-long stay in the East African nation. Full text...

  • Thousands of DRC refugees arrive in Burundi
    12 may 2003 23:24:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 4,500 new Congolese refugees fleeing the civil war in the east of the country arrived on Thursday in Citiboke, in the north-western province of Burundi, official sources said here on Monday. Full text...

  • Gambia denies deporting Senegalese refugees
    09 may 2003 23:16:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambia's Immigration Department officials Friday denied allegations that they had deported refugees from southern Senegal's civil war troubled Casamance area. Full text...

  • Central Africa creates refugee reception committees
    08 may 2003 21:51:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Committees for the reception and reintegration of thousands of refugees have been created in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • UNHCR set to repatriate Angolan refugees from Zambia
    08 may 2003 16:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) plans to repatriate the first batch of Angolan refugees home from Zambia 22 June, the agency's official said in Lusaka Thursday. Full text...

  • More Burundi refugees returning home from Tanzania
    07 may 2003 20:47:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- About 203 Burundi refugees arrived Tuesday night in Ruyigi, a province in eastern Burundi, from neighbouring Tanzania, official sources in the region said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Uganda criticised over plan to move Sudanese refugees
    07 may 2003 18:49:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A refugee body based in Kampala has criticised Ugandan authorities for insisting to move Sudanese refugees from a camp in the west to another in the rebel-affected northern region, the privately owned daily 'Alraai Aam' reported here Wednesday. Full text...

  • New wave of refugees trickle into Tanzania
    07 may 2003 13:28:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Weary and frightened refugees fleeing armed conflict in Burundi and the DR Congo continue to trickle into Tanzania at a staggering rate as persistent instability in the two countries uproots hundreds of civilians. Full text...

  • Gambia expels 527 Senegalese refugees
    06 may 2003 20:05:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- A group of 527 refugees expelled from Gambia last week arrived Monday night in Ziguinchor, regional capital of the civil war troubled Casamance in southern Senegal. Full text...

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