Refugees -
  • Renewed fighting pushes 5,000 Liberians into Sierra Leone
    18 february 2003 11:43:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The UNHCR office in Sierra Leone has registered about 5,000 civilians fleeing renewed fighting in Liberia since 12 February, chief UN spokesperson Yusef Hamdan said. Full text...

  • Swazi govt deports troublesome DRC refugees
    18 february 2003 11:08:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- The Swazi government has deported some 40 refugees, mostly from DR Congo, whom it accused of being troublesome, said officials at Mbabane prison Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNHCR says Rwandans inundate refugee camps in Zimbabwe
    15 february 2003 16:28:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe is experiencing an increase in asylum-seekers from the strife-torn Great Lakes region, UNHCR spokesperson Tapiwa Huye said here Saturday. Full text...

  • WFP, UNHCR call for urgent aid for refugees in Africa
    14 february 2003 18:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Two UN agencies -- World Food Programme (WFP) and the High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR) -- Friday warned that the fate of more than 1. Full text...

  • Two refugees receive death threats in Somalia
    10 february 2003 19:28:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Two male Ugandan and Tanzanian refugees who have lived here for a decade, Monday entered their third week in hiding after receiving death threats following a dispute over the management of a primary school where they teach. Full text...

  • EU assists Angolan refugees in DR Congo
    22 january 2003 20:27:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The European Union has disbursed 1. Full text...

  • UNHCR official in Liberia to assess refugee problem
    22 january 2003 17:06:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Mary Ann Wyrsch, Deputy High Commissioner of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), arrived in Liberia Wednesday on a two-day fact-finding mission on the refugee situation in the country. Full text...

  • UNHCR proposes action plan for refugees in Guinea
    19 january 2003 16:47:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has elaborated an action plan for the management of refugees in Guinea, with deputy high commissioner Marie Anne Wyrsch saying the plan would be presented to donors next week. Full text...

  • 80,000 refugees face starvation in Kenya
    18 january 2003 12:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- About 80,000 refugees face starvation in Northern Kenya following a decision by the World Food Programme (WFP) to stop supplying food aid to their camp. Full text...

  • UNHCR deputy commissioner continues visit to Guinea
    17 january 2003 19:30:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Deputy Commissioner Marie Anne has appealed to Guinean officials to leave the border with Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire to facilitate the entry of people fleeing the strife. Full text...

  • African Union assists war-displaced Sudanese
    16 january 2003 19:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) would donate 50,000 dollars to help displaced persons in Sudan, an AU press release quoted AU Interim Chairman, Amara Essy, as authorising here Thursday. Full text...

  • UNHCR discusses return of Rwandan refugees from Zambia
    16 january 2003 18:11:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) began discussions here Thursday with Zambian and Rwandan authorities for the repatriation of some 5,000 Rwandan refugees from Zambia. Full text...

  • UNHCR relocates 482 Rwandan refugees in Uganda
    11 january 2003 20:40:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, UNHCR in Uganda, said Saturday it had relocated some 482 Rwandan refugees because of Lake flooding near their Orichinga camp in western Uganda. Full text...

  • US supports return of African refugees
    09 january 2003 21:37:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The US has approved 11 million dollars to help refugees in four African countries to return home, the US embassy said in a statement in Freetown. Full text...

  • Humanitarian agencies work out repatriation of Angolan refugees
    09 january 2003 18:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Zambia has begun exploring routes to be used to repatriate tens of thousands of refugees back to Angola, according to an official of the agency. Full text...

  • Refugee deaths reported at Liberian/Ivorian border
    09 january 2003 17:31:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- At least 30 Ivorian refugees and Liberian returnees fleeing fighting in Cote d'Ivoire have died in the past one week at the Liberian border town of Butuo, a local paper reported in Monrovia Thursday. Full text...

  • Over 20 Rwandan combatants return home from eastern DRC
    09 january 2003 15:02:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Some 27 Rwandans who had been fighting in the ranks of the Mai Mai militiamen in eastern Democratic Republic's South Kivu province returned home on Wednesday night, official sources disclosed in Kigali Thursday. Full text...

  • First repatriation of Rwandans from South Kivu
    08 january 2003 23:46:00
    Goma- DR Congo (PANA) -- A non-governmental organisation, Life Peace Institute, has just carried out its first voluntary repatriation of Rwandan refugees from areas under the control of Maï-Maï fighters led by General Padiri Karendo. Full text...

  • Zambia, Rwanda to discuss repatriation of refugees
    07 january 2003 13:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A meeting involving Zambian and Rwandan government officials as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is scheduled in Kigali next week to discuss the repatriation of more than 5,000 Rwandan refugees living in Zambia. Full text...

  • UNHCR reopens office in Cameroon
    06 january 2003 22:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) officially reopened Monday its office in Yaounde after a year long closure of the bureau. Full text...

  • Ghana repatriates stranded Liberian refugees
    02 january 2003 21:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The government of Ghana on Thursday repatriated by air 113 Liberian refugees who had been stranded on board a cargo ship at the port of Tema, near Accra. Full text...

  • 100 Liberian refugees stranded at Ghana's Tema Port
    30 december 2002 19:26:00
    Tema- Ghana (PANA) -- More than 100 Liberian refugees who left their camp outside Accra and others fleeing the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire, are stranded at the Tema Port, some 25-km east of the Ghanaian capital, the Ghana News agency (GNA) reported Monday. Full text...

  • Three million Angolans still displaced by war, UN says
    26 december 2002 20:39:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Almost a year since the guns fell silent in Angola's long civil war, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Thursday that 2. Full text...

  • 2002: A 'mixed bag' for refugees, says UNHCR
    26 december 2002 19:33:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Describing 2002 as a "mixed bag," the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Thursday predicted that next year could be worse should the US threatened war on Iraq trigger a fresh exodus of civilians in the Middle East. Full text...

  • More DR Congo refugees arrive in Burundi
    23 december 2002 20:25:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Another batch of some 1,000 DR Congo refugees has arrived in Burundi after fleeing fighting in the eastern part of their country, witnesses said Monday. Full text...

  • Registration of refugees in Congo Brazzaville
    22 december 2002 18:16:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A UNHRC representative, Ibrahim Traore, has started the registration of refugees from Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo in Congo Brazzaville, the national radio reported at the weekend. Full text...

  • Humanitarian agency discusses aid for Angolan refugees
    20 december 2002 23:42:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- The European Union office of humanitarian aid is finalising discussions with the (UNHCR) for the signing a 1. Full text...

  • UN announces relief package for victims of Ivorian crisis
    20 december 2002 17:33:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The UN office for humanitarian affairs Friday announced a massive assistance package for over 48,000 refugees and Liberian returnees fleeing fighting in neighbouring Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • 1,260 Rwandan refugees return from Tanzania
    20 december 2002 11:54:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Some 1,260 Rwandan refugees have returned home from the Lukole and Katale camps in Tanzania, official sources said in Kigali Thursday. Full text...

  • 14,000 Nigerians refugees face starvation in Cameroon
    19 december 2002 13:32:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Officials of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have warned that some 14,000 Nigerians who fled ethnic violence into Cameroon at the beginning of the year could die of starvation, the Herald newspaper reported in Yaounde. Full text...

  • Fresh influx of Rwandan refugees into Uganda
    18 december 2002 15:38:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Some 3,000 Rwandan refugees who entered Uganda from Tanzania are now awaiting screening at the Nakivale settlement camp in Bukanga, in the Mbarara District of western Uganda, according to State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Christine Aporu. Full text...

  • Nigerian refugees in Cameroon refuse to return home
    17 december 2002 11:48:00
    Banyo- Northern Cameroon (PANA) -- Nigerian refugees in Cameroon's middle belt district of Mayo Banyo have indicated they would not return to their country without guarantees for their security. Full text...

  • Famine threatens 15,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon
    16 december 2002 19:30:00
    Banyo- Cameroon (PANA) -- Famine will soon threaten 15,000 Nigerian refugees who fled to Cameroon in January 2002 following ethnic clashes over land in their country's south, the Red Cross warned. Full text...

  • 68 Rwanda refugees stranded at Ugandan border
    14 december 2002 17:06:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Some 68 stranded Rwandan refugees are being held at the Ugandan police station on the Uganda-Tanzania border, Ugandan police said Saturday. Full text...

  • Congo, Angola sign accord for repatriation of refugees
    13 december 2002 16:30:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo, Angola and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have signed in Brazzaville a tripartite agreement for the repatriation of Angolan refugees living in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville). Full text...

  • Congolese in conflict with Rwandan refugees
    12 december 2002 16:49:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Criminal behaviour by some Rwandan refugees in northern Congo has incensed host communities to the extent of demanding expulsion of all Rwandan refugees from Sangha area, the local press reported here Thursday. Full text...

  • UNHCR calls for tight security after clashes in Ethiopian camp
    11 december 2002 13:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- More than 28,700 Sudanese refugees are caught in a tense situation in Ethiopia as security concerns prevent relief agencies from sending staff into Fugnido camp, where 41 refugees were killed in ethnic clashes recently. Full text...

  • Ivorian refugees flee to southern Guinea
    09 december 2002 18:36:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- An official of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said Monday that some 2,300 new refugees, mainly Ivorians, had fled to southern Guinea. Full text...

  • More Rwandan refugees return from DR Congo
    08 december 2002 17:48:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Another batch of 238 Rwandan refugees has returned home from eastern DR Congo, official sources said in Kigali Sunday. Full text...

  • More than 30,000 flee Côte d'Ivoire for Liberia, Guinea
    07 december 2002 11:56:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Continued fighting in Côte d'Ivoire has driven more than 30,000 people into Liberia and Guinea in the last week, the UN refugee agency announced Saturday. Full text...

  • HRW accuses Kenyan police of crackdown on refugees
    06 december 2002 10:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Kenyan police appear to be using the 28 November terror attacks on Israeli tourists in Mombassa to justify a crackdown on refugees living in Nairobi, New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) charged Friday. Full text...

  • 3,000 Congolese flee ethnic clashes into Uganda
    04 december 2002 21:10:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- More than 3,000 nationals of DR Congo have crossed into Uganda to flee renewed bloody clashes between the ethnic Lendu and Hema militia groups in that country. Full text...

  • HRW accuses Guinean soldiers of endangering Liberian refugees
    25 november 2002 20:43:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday called on the UN to extend its arms embargo on Liberia to all rebel groups in the country, and to closely monitor compliance by neighbouring Guinea with the embargo. Full text...

  • More Rwandan refugees return from Tanzania
    22 november 2002 07:50:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Some 591 Rwandan refugees returned Thursday from camps in eastern Tanzania, bringing to 2,000 the number of refugees back home since the beginning of November, officials said in Kigali. Full text...

  • Partners sign aid pacts with UN agencies for Liberian refugees
    21 november 2002 22:49:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The WFP and the UNHCR have signed two agreements with implementing partners -- Arch Diocesan Development Office, Norwegian Refugee Council and International Refugee Committee -- to distribute food and other relief items 13,000 Liberian refugees in Sierra Leone's southern Bo district. Full text...

  • HRW accuses Kenya, Uganda of neglecting refugees
    21 november 2002 12:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Tens of thousands of refugees in the capitals of Kenya and Uganda are living in "dire and dangerous conditions, and national governments are taking insufficient steps to address their plight," Human Rights Watch (HRW) charged in a new report released Thursday. Full text...

  • Over 640 Rwandan refugees return from Tanzania
    14 november 2002 16:17:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A group of 641 Rwandans on Wednesday returned home from the Tanzanian refugee camps of Lokole and Katale where they have been living since the 1994 genocide, official sources said. Full text...

  • Zambia seeks more UN assistance to tackle refugee problems
    13 november 2002 21:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Zambia Wednesday appealed to the international community for more assistance to deal with the refugee crisis in the country caused by displaced persons from neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • UNHCR faces problems in repatriating Eritrean refugees
    13 november 2002 16:49:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Tedesti, 35, left her home village in Eritrea 25 years ago in the heat of heavy fighting between the Ethiopian army and the Eritrean rebels fighting for independence. Full text...

  • 631 Burundi refugees return from Tanzania
    10 november 2002 18:21:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 631 Burundi refugees returned home Saturday from Tanzania where they had fled the October fighting in central and eastern parts of their country, officials said in Bujumbura Sunday. Full text...

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