Refugees -
  • 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...

  • UNHCR assists flood-displaced refugees in Kenya
    05 may 2003 17:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has started airlifting relief supplies to thousands of refugees displaced by flooding in Kenya's Dadaab camps after heavy rains. Full text...

  • Thousands flee fresh ethnic clashes in eastern DR Congo
    05 may 2003 16:54:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Over 23,000 persons fleeing ethnic unrest in DR Congo's volatile eastern province of Ituri are reported to have crossed into Uganda's western frontier district of Bundibugyo. Full text...

  • Sudanese refugees in Uganda riot to protest relocation
    03 may 2003 11:50:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese refugees housed in a makeshift camp in northern Uganda rioted on Thursday to protest a government move to relocate them to the north-west of the country, press reports said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Zambia repatriates Rwandan refugees under new agreement
    29 april 2003 17:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government, in conjunction with the local office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC), Tuesday repatriated home, the first group of Rwandan refugees who had fled the 1994 genocide in their country, officials said in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Kenya to allow some refugees to reside outside camps
    28 april 2003 11:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is examining the possibility of allowing self-sufficient refugees to reside outside camps, the country's home affairs minister Moody Awori said here Monday. Full text...

  • 20,000 Angolan refugees in Namibia to return home in June
    24 april 2003 21:15:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, Thursday said it will start repatriating over 20,000 Angolans in Namibia beginning next June. Full text...

  • Repatriation of Angolan refugees to cost $35 million
    22 april 2003 16:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Lusaka representative Kelvin Shimo has indicated the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) would need some US$35. Full text...

  • 70,000 Angolan refugees return home
    16 april 2003 23:22:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A total of 70,000 Angolan refugees have voluntarily returned to the country since the beginning of the year, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) indicated here Tuesday, saying most of the returnees were from DR Congo. Full text...

  • Fresh batch of Congolese refugees arrives in Burundi
    16 april 2003 18:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 30 refugees fleeing fighting in eastern DR Congo have arrived in Burundi's northwestern province of Citiboke, local administrative sources indicated Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNHCR hails decrease in flow of refugees from Great Lakes
    16 april 2003 08:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The current decrease in the wave of conflicts and gradual political stability in the Great Lake region were causing a downturn in the outpouring of refugees in the region as compared to previous years, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Ruud Lubbers observed here following an official visit. Full text...

  • Renewed war pushes 60,000 Liberians into Sierra Leone
    14 april 2003 16:47:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Renewed rebel attacks against Liberian government troops have sent about 60,000 Liberians fleeing into neighbouring Sierra Leone, the country's ambassador Patrick Foyah disclosed Monday. Full text...

  • Uganda expels UNHCR representative over Sudanese refugees
    14 april 2003 13:27:00
    Kiryandongo- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda has expelled the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Saihdy Saitou following disagreements over the relocation of Sudanese refugees to the country's north-western region. Full text...

  • Shrinking UNHCR budget needs another $100 million
    12 april 2003 19:05:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ruud Lubbers, High Commissioner for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, Saturday appealed to donor countries to commit additional resources to augment the agency's budget for Africa, which has massively shrunken. Full text...

  • IOM Plans More Refugee Camps for Kenya
    11 april 2003 18:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has disclosed plans to build more resettlement camps in northern Kenya to cater for the increasing number of refugees flocking into the country. Full text...

  • Museveni receives visiting UN's Lubbers
    11 april 2003 16:37:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers met Friday with President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala as part of his four-day visit to Uganda. Full text...

  • Angolan refugees begin lessons in spotting landmines
    10 april 2003 16:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has begun a vigorous campaign to teach Angolan refugees skills in detecting and identifying anti-personnel mines, including landmines, ahead of their return home. Full text...

  • Liberian refugees forced their way into Guinea
    09 april 2003 20:30:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Some 7,000 Liberian refugees last week broke through a roadblock on the border with Guinea, an official at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNHCR boss expected in Kampala Thursday
    07 april 2003 17:45:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Authorities in Kampala have invited UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Ruud Lubbers, to visit refugees in Uganda 10-13 April, UNHCR spokeswoman Bushra Malik said Monday in a press statement here. Full text...

  • New wave of Liberian refugees flock to Guinea
    03 april 2003 20:29:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A new wave of Liberian refugees recently arrived in the southern Guinean town of Yomou near the Liberian border, Radio Guinea International (RGI) reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • FLAM pushes for return of Mauritanian refugees
    01 april 2003 23:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The African Liberation Forces of Mauritania (FLAM) Tuesday urged French, Senegalese, Malian and Mauritanian authorities as well as the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to facilitate the return of Mauritanians forced into exile during 1989 upheavals following a border conflict with Senegal. Full text...

  • Hundreds of S. Leonean refugees leave Guinea for home
    01 april 2003 23:21:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The latest batch of Sierra Leonean refugees who have been living in Guinea for over a decade returned home at the weekend, the Refugees National Co-ordination Office (BNCR) of the Guinean Territorial Administration Ministry said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Large group of Liberian refugees crosses into Guinea
    01 april 2003 15:07:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- At least 14,000 Liberian refugees, mostly elderly people and children, crossed into southern Guinea last Sunday, an official source said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Most Congolese refugees unwilling to leave Gabon
    07 march 2003 16:06:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Only 3,517 of the 26,500 Congolese refugees who were registered in Gabon between 2001 and 2002 have indicated their intention to return home, reliable sources said here. Full text...

  • Uganda accepts Rwanda's request to screen refugees
    06 march 2003 15:54:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan authorities have accepted to allow Rwanda to screen refugee camps for possible armed dissidents and genocide suspects provided the right procedure is observed. Full text...

  • 67 Rwandan refugees return from eastern DR Congo
    05 march 2003 16:28:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Sixty-seven Rwandan refugees, including five former anti-government combatants and their families returned home Tuesday through Ruzizi 1 border post in Cyangugu from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the state-owned radio reported here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNHCR airlifts Sierra Leonean refugees from Liberia
    05 march 2003 08:05:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- In collaboration with the International Migration Organisation (IMO), the UNHCR said it has resumed repatriation of Sierra Leonean refugees from Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Some 1,000 Burundian refugees return home every week
    04 march 2003 22:03:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The return of refugees to Burundi from neighbouring Tanzania since the beginning of this year has reached an average of 1,000 people per week, administrative sources in the host regions said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda demands to inspect refugee camps in Uganda
    04 march 2003 17:36:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Rwandan authorities are pressing their Ugandan counterparts to allow them inspect refugee camps within their territory to ensure they are not being used to train armed dissidents preparing to attack Kigali. Full text...

  • Tanzania accelerates repatriation of Burundi refugees
    27 february 2003 16:01:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The voluntary repatriation of an estimated 320,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania is to be accelerated following a tripartite agreement by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the two governments, an official communique said in Dar es Salaam Thursday. Full text...

Special File - Refugees

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