Refugees -
  • 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...

  • Refugee population increases in Malawi
    24 september 2003 11:10:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR said conflicts in Africa's Great Lakes region were fuelling the influx of refugees to Malawi. Full text...

  • UNHCR, Angola and DR Congo discuss repatriation of refugees
    18 september 2003 23:49:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A tripartite meeting will hold next week in Luanda, Angola to accelerate the voluntary repatriation of Angolan refugees in DR Congo, Kinshasa sources indicated Thursday. Full text...

  • 109 Congo Brazzaville refugees return from DR Congo
    18 september 2003 15:51:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Another batch of 109 Congolese refugees has returned to Brazzaville from Kimanza zone, south-east of DR Congo, where they had taken refuge in the past five years, official sources said in Kinshasa Thursday. Full text...

  • Tanzania's proposal on UN refugee convention rejected
    18 september 2003 11:23:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's call for sweeping reforms in the international convention on refugees fail to win support at a sub-regional meeting which ended here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Obasanjo urges UNHCR to help repatriate Liberian refugees
    16 september 2003 18:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Tuesday urged the UN refugee agency, UNHCR to help repatriate thousands of Liberian refugees from Nigeria. Full text...

  • UNHCR lifts 25,000 Angolan refugees from Southern Africa
    16 september 2003 16:40:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, Tuesday reported that it has returned home about 25,000 Angolan refugees from countries of asylum in Southern Africa under a voluntary repatriation operation started last July. Full text...

  • Tanzania calls for repeal of UN refugee convention
    16 september 2003 14:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Seven African nations including are pushing for a review of the 1951 UN convention on refugees, arguing the blueprint was incapable of catering for a "humanitarian crisis requiring urgent attention. Full text...

  • 6,000 Liberian refugees to be resettled in US
    15 september 2003 19:19:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 6,000 Liberian refugees in Cote d'Ivoire are due to travel to the US under a resettlement and reintegration programme, an Ivorian NGO said in Abidjan Monday. Full text...

  • US contributes $28.3 million to operations of UNHCR
    15 september 2003 11:47:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The US has contributed $28. Full text...

  • UNHCR at half-way point in repatriating Angolan refugees
    11 september 2003 15:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Zambia has repatriated nearly 10,000 Angolan refugees to their country since the programme began in July. Full text...

  • UNHCR, WFP assess state of Sudanese refugees in Chad
    10 september 2003 20:39:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- A joint delegation of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) has ended a mission to assess the situation of Sudanese refugees residing in eastern Chad, UN sources disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Renewed conflict forces Congolese to flee to Zambia
    10 september 2003 13:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Red Cross officials in Lusaka on Wednesday reported receiving 249 fresh refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo where sporadic violence, particularly in the eastern part of the vast country, has uprooted many families. Full text...

  • Flood alters plan to relocate Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia
    10 september 2003 09:52:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Serious flooding has altered initial plans to relocate thousands of Sudanese refugees from western Ethiopia, where ethnic clashes reportedly led to killings in the camp, a few months ago, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. Full text...

  • UNHCR assists Burundian refugees to leave Tanzania
    09 september 2003 16:15:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- In preparation to return home with assistance from the UNHCR, some 272 Burundian refugees in Tanzania were registered Monday in Gahumbo, a frontier locality in north-eastern Burundi, according to the UN refugee agency. Full text...

  • UN reports of plight of Sudanese refugees in Chad
    09 september 2003 07:56:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has said that 65,000 Sudanese refugees who fled to Chad recently are living in miserable conditions in the north and north-east of the country. Full text...

Special File - Refugees

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