Refugees -
  • 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...

  • Uganda accused for violating rights of Sudanese refugees
    08 september 2003 17:25:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A Refugee Law Project (RLP) here has condemned the Ugandan government for engaging in forcible relocation of 16,000 Sudanese refugees from the secure central region to the rebel-threatened West Nile region, saying the action violates international law. Full text...

  • Reintegrating 5 million refugees burdens Luanda
    06 september 2003 10:02:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Angolan Prime Minister Fernando dos Santos has said that the social reintegration of about five million refugees from the civil war "constitute the greatest challenge" for the country. Full text...

  • Tanzania expels 910 Rwandan refugees
    04 september 2003 12:41:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- To end one of the most dramatic refugee exoduses in the turbulent history of Central Africa, Tanzania has deported some 910 Rwandan refugees who had been hesitant to return home. Full text...

  • UNHCR protests forced relocation of Sudanese refugees in Uganda
    02 september 2003 19:52:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) protested Tuesday against the forced relocation by Ugandan authorities, of thousands of Sudanese refugees to northern Uganda, charging that UN officials were also being denied access to the old camps. Full text...

  • WFP Warns over hunger among Rwandan Refugees
    01 september 2003 17:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- World Food Programme on Monday called for urgent contributions of food to avert malnutrition among refugees and drought victims in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Six Sudanese refugees killed during relocation
    01 september 2003 16:06:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Six Sudanese refugees died and scores sustained bullet wounds when armed local authorities in northern Uganda took refugees from Kiryandongo camp and loaded them into truck for relocation to the country's West Nile region. Full text...

  • 366 refugees return to Brazzaville from DR Congo
    25 august 2003 20:41:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- About 366 nationals of Congo (Brazzaville), who sought safety in the Kimaza refugee camp in western DR Congo five years ago, voluntarily returned home at the weekend via Kinshasa, UN refugee agency officials said Monday. Full text...

  • 358 Congo refugees return home
    23 august 2003 12:56:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Some 358 Congolese who fled the 1997 civil war to Kimanza in neighbouring DR Congo returned home on Friday through the river port of Brazzaville. Full text...

  • UNHCR resumes repatriation of Sierra Leoneans from Liberia
    21 august 2003 21:00:00
    Freetown Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has resumed the repatriation of Sierra Leonean refugees from Liberia, an official of the agency said in Freetown Thursday. Full text...

  • HCR to help repatriate Congolese refugees
    21 august 2003 20:49:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (HCR) is ready to help Congolese refugees return to their country following the setting up of a transitional government of national unity, UNHCR official Ruud Lubbers indicated here Wednesday. Full text...

  • 8,000 Angolan refugees return from DR Congo
    20 august 2003 18:21:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Some 8,000 Angolan refugees have voluntarily returned home from DR Congo assisted by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. Full text...

  • 431 Burundian refugees return from Tanzania
    19 august 2003 19:01:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 431 Burundian refugees have retured from Tanzania to Ruyigi province east of Burundi, according to Thacien Masharabu, supervisor of the committee for the reception, assistance and reintegration of disaster victims. Full text...

  • UN, Burundi, Tanzania discuss repatriation of refugees
    18 august 2003 22:51:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Burundian and Tanzanian governments along with the UN High Commission for Refugees (HCR) began meeting here Monday to discuss the voluntary repatriation of some 500,000 Burundian refugees, some of whom have been holed up in neighbouring Tanzania for more than 30 years. Full text...

  • Angola rejects HRW report on refugees' resettlement
    17 august 2003 19:00:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan Ministry in charge of Assistance and Social Reintegration has rejected a report by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) suggesting that the Luanda government and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) were forcing refugees and displaced persons to leave the transit centres. Full text...

  • HRW says Angola's resettlement process flawed
    15 august 2003 20:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Angolan government and the United Nations are failing to ensure the safe and voluntary return of millions of Angolans to their homes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report released Friday. Full text...

  • Chadian government, UNHCR train relief workers
    07 august 2003 16:18:00
    Ndjamena- Chad (PANA) -- The Chadian government and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, have launched capacity-building training for aid workers managing refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) in Chad as well as internally displaced Chadians. Full text...

  • Burundian refugees flee camp hardships in Tanzania
    05 august 2003 17:05:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Some Burundian refugees are fleeing camps in western Tanzania for home, driven by difficult living conditions and a cutback in food rations, according to relief agency sources. Full text...

  • Italy donates food to refugees in Kenya
    03 august 2003 12:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed on Sunday that a food crisis in Kenyan refugee camps has been averted following a timely response from donor communities. Full text...

Special File - Refugees

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