Refugees -
  • 2,000 Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania
    07 june 2002 21:34:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Transit camps for returnees in Burundi's eastern Ruyigi province were suddenly overcrowded this week when about 2,000 refugees arrived there from camps in north- western Tanzania. Full text...

  • Meeting Calls for Proper Data on African Refugees
    06 june 2002 20:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A conference on international migration policy ended in Nairobi Thursday urging governments in Eastern Africa and the Great Lakes region to maintain proper records on the refugees they host. Full text...

  • Somali refugees dying of malnutrition, disease in Kenya
    04 june 2002 17:24:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Ten Somali refugees, eight of them children have died from disease and malnutrition over the past 10 days in a refugee camp in north eastern Kenya, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said in New York Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNHCR worries over Sierra Leonean refugees in Liberia
    02 june 2002 10:27:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The UN refugees agency has voiced concern over the plight of Sierra Leonean refugees in Liberia where tension has been rising amid reports of clashes among armed groups. Full text...

  • South African government at loggerheads with Swaziland
    31 may 2002 10:52:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland has expressed concern over the granting of refugee status to Swazi political activists who are fighting for democratic changes in the tiny kingdom. Full text...

  • 10,000 Liberian refugees in Cote d'Ivoire
    30 may 2002 16:36:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 10,000 Liberian refugees, fleeing fighting, have arrived in Cote d'Ivoire, an administrator in charge of Statistics and Registration at the UNHCR disclosed in Abidjan Wednesday. Full text...

  • Over 700 Burundian refugees return home
    29 may 2002 17:20:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A total of 706 Burundian refugees returned from Tanzania between 16 and 24 May through the Gisuru border post, in the eastern Ruyigi province. Full text...

  • UNHCR seeks permission to relocate Somali refugees
    28 may 2002 23:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday it was waiting for the approval of the Kenyan government to relocate some 5,000 Somali refugees camped in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera. Full text...

  • UNHCR worries about Sierra Leonean refugees in Liberia
    28 may 2002 20:58:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has advised more than 10,000 "very anxious" Sierra Leonean refugees in Liberia, to "head for home should fighting near their camps endanger their lives. Full text...

  • Zanzibari Refugees Want to Go Home
    24 may 2002 23:11:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 12 of the 200 Zanzibari refugees staying in Mogadishu want to be repatriated because of the deteriorating condition of their camp and the yearning desire to get back home. Full text...

  • WFP signals dwindling food supplies for refugees in Djibouti
    24 may 2002 11:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN World Food Program Friday warned that food supplies for some 25,000 refugees living in Djibouti were rapidly running out, posing a serious risk of malnutrition. Full text...

  • WFP sends SOS for 25,000 Somali refugees in Djibouti
    23 may 2002 23:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Food Programme Thursday warned that malnutrition may affect over 25,000 refugees in Djibouti if their dwindling food supplies are replenished. Full text...

  • South Africa grants Swazi activists refugee status
    23 may 2002 12:59:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- The South African government has granted two members of Swaziland's main opposition political movement political refugee status. Full text...

  • Two Sierra Leonean refugees arrested in Bissau
    22 may 2002 12:33:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau police have arrested two Sierra Leonean refugees on the premises of the Adventist Mission in Bissau, informed sources said in the Guinea Bissau capital Tuesday. Full text...

  • Eritreans Lose Refugee Status
    20 may 2002 21:18:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- All Eritreans who fled their country during the war of independence from Ethiopia have lost their refugee status, the UN refugee agency announced here Monday. Full text...

  • UNHCR wants Somali refugees in Kenya relocated
    20 may 2002 17:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is in talks with the Kenyan government to relocate some 10,000 Somali refugees to a camp at Dabaab on the border with Ethiopia. Full text...

  • 900 Liberian refugees pour into Cote d'Ivoire
    18 may 2002 19:12:00
    Danane- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 900 Liberian refugees including 160 children, fleeing fighting in their country, have arrived at the Ivorian-Liberian border town of Daname, 600-km north-east of Abidjan, humanitarian agency officials said Saturday. Full text...

  • 2,076 Burundian refugees return from Tanzania
    18 may 2002 19:00:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 2,076 Burundian refugees returned from neighbouring Tanzania to their eastern home province of Ruyigi, between 1 April and 15 May, the Burundi News Agency (ABP) reported Saturday. Full text...

  • 30,000 Somali refugees to be repatriated from Ethiopia
    24 april 2002 08:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Some 30,000 Somali refugees would be repatriated from Ethiopia this year, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Human Rights Watch urges Kenya to protect refugees
    23 april 2002 19:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The murder last week of two Rwandan refugee children in Nairobi, underlines the need for the Kenyan government to provide effective protection to refugees at risk, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNHCR in Uganda prepares reception of displaced Sudanese
    17 april 2002 20:22:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it has contingency plans to receive up to 50,000 refugees in Uganda from neighbouring Sudan where Ugandan forces are currently on an offensive against rebels. Full text...

  • UNHCR to re-open Yaounde office
    17 april 2002 16:55:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) liaison office in Yaounde, closed last year, is to re-open soon, according to Hillarie Kamga, National President of the New Human Rights Association NDH-Cameroon. Full text...

  • WFP Director visits war-displaced persons in Angola
    15 april 2002 18:18:00
    Huambo- Angola (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Director for Central Africa, Holdbook Arthur, paid a one-day visit to Angola's central Huambo Province Sunday, to assess humanitarian problems facing some 450,000 war-displaced people. Full text...

  • Over 1,370 refugees return from Tanzania
    12 april 2002 23:26:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least 1,376 former Burundian refugees have settled in the eastern Muyinga Province since the repatriation of exiles from neighbouring Tanzania started on 4 April, official sources said. Full text...

  • Over 1,370 refugees return from Tanzania
    12 april 2002 23:04:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least former Burundian refugees have settled in the eastern Muyinga Province since the repatriation of exiles from neighbouring Tanzania started on 4 April, official sources said. Full text...

  • EU assists refugees in Zambia with 3 million Euro
    10 april 2002 11:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The European Commission's Humanitarian Office (ECHO), is providing three million Euro to help the Zambian government address refugee problems in the country. Full text...

  • Germany offers emergency aid to refugees in Tanzania
    09 april 2002 21:16:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Germany announced Tuesday an allocation of about 440,000 US dollars in emergency aid to refugees from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo currently living in camps in northwest Tanzania. Full text...

  • EU donates 3 million Euro for refugees in Zambia
    09 april 2002 20:14:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has disbursed 3 million Euro in humanitarian aid to Angolan and Congolese refugees based in Zambia, indicates a news release issued in Brussels Tuesday. Full text...

  • Over 500 fresh Liberian refugees enter Cote d'Ivoire
    08 april 2002 17:40:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A total of 574 fresh Liberian refugees fleeing fighting in their country have settled in Cote d'Ivoire's Tabou region, according to the Service in charge of assistance to refugees and the stateless (SAARA, public). Full text...

  • Ghana handling refugee problem after ethnic violence
    03 april 2002 19:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghanaian government Wednesday said it was working hard to address the refugee situation in Tamale, capital of Northern Region, after last week's ethnic violence at Yendi. Full text...

  • UN team returns to West Africa to probe refugee exploitation
    15 march 2002 08:50:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN team investigating allegations of sexual exploitation of refugee girls by aid workers and UN peacekeepers in West Africa, has returned to the area to continue its work, the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) has announced. Full text...

  • US contributes 125 million dollars to UNHCR
    14 march 2002 09:16:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ethiopia said Thursday that the US government has contributed 125 million dollars to the UN agency for its 2002 programmes. Full text...

  • More than 50,000 refugees pour into Zambia from DR Congo
    09 march 2002 17:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- More than 50,000 refugees from DR Congo have crossed into Zambia in the past two days, confirming fears of an eruption of fresh fighting in the troubled central African state. Full text...

  • EU grants 27 million Euros aid to refugees in Tanzania
    09 march 2002 13:46:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has adopted a humanitarian aid plan worth 27 million Euros for refugees in Tanzania, an official statement said in Brussels. Full text...

  • UN official expresses concern over abuse of refugee children
    09 march 2002 11:44:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A UN official overseeing war- affected children Saturday expressed "grave concern" about recent reports alleging extensive sexual exploitation of children in refugee camps in West Africa. Full text...

  • Over 1,600 Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania
    08 march 2002 21:11:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 1,625 Burundian refugees returned home in January and February from neighbouring Tanzania via the Kobero border post in Muyinga Province (north-east of Burundi), according to the Burundi News Agency (ABP). Full text...

  • Burundian police arrest 18 "Banyamulenge" refugees
    08 march 2002 16:25:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundian police are holding 18 Congolese citizen's of Rwandan origin known as "Banyamulenge" for engaging in what they term as "political activism," official sources said in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • UN Acting Against Abuse Of Refugees
    07 march 2002 15:33:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN Thursday in Addis Ababa spelt out measures it has put in place for the protection of refugees, including strong sanctions against humanitarian workers caught exploiting displaced people. Full text...

  • EU grants Tanzania 31 million Euro to help refugees
    05 march 2002 19:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The European Union has approved fresh support amounting to 27 million Euro to finance refugee operations in Tanzania, bringing its total contribution for the humanitarian activities this year to 31 million Euro, the EU delegation has said. Full text...

  • DRC "Banyamulenge" refugees stage protest in Bujumbura
    05 march 2002 12:26:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- About 50 "Banyamulange" refugees, a group of Congolese nationals of Rwandan origin, on Monday staged a brief demonstration in front of the UNHCR office in Bujumbura to press for protection against rampant insecurity. Full text...

  • Influx of Zimbabwean refugees worries Democratic Alliance
    05 march 2002 09:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The "crisis" on South Africa's northern border could become acute if this weekend's presidential election in Zimbabwe is rigged, or the result is rejected by either contending party, South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance warned Monday. Full text...

  • UNHCR official wants increased co-operation with Algeria
    28 february 2002 07:34:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- UN refugee agency (UNHCR) delegate in Algiers, Athar Sultan-Khan has called for the strengthening of co-operation between his organisation and Algeria, in refugee management. Full text...

  • Liberian refugees continue to flood western Cote d'Ivoire
    25 february 2002 10:45:00
    Gbinta- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The number of Liberian refugees fleeing into Danane, 650 km west of Abidjan, increased from 40 per day early last week to over 160 per day at the weekend, military sources said. Full text...

  • Zambia UNHCR office hints of special attention to female refugees
    23 february 2002 16:26:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- After intense lobbying for greater gender awareness and recognition, the resilience of women across the world is now under international spotlight with the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) saying it will accord them special focus this year. Full text...

  • Zambian Red Cross prepares for situation in Zimbabwe
    21 february 2002 17:10:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Worried that the volatile political situation in Zimbabwe could create refugee problem, the Zambia Red Cross Society is putting some precautionary measures in place. Full text...

  • 14,000 Liberian Refugees in Sierra Leone's Pujehun
    18 february 2002 17:37:00
    Pujehun- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- At least 14,000 Liberian refugees have been registered in Sierra Leone's Pujehun district, according to the Provincial Secretary Southern Region Bannie Eilla Siesay over the past few weeks. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean refugees stream into South African
    18 february 2002 08:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African border authorities say the number of refugees fleeing from political strife in Zimbabwe is rising rapidly. Full text...

  • Liberian refugees storm Sierra Leone
    14 february 2002 18:01:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- More than 5,000 Liberian refugees and Sierra Leonean returnees are now seeking refuge at Gendema, Buedu Baiwala and Kailahun in eastern Sierra Leone, the police said in Freetown. Full text...

  • Thousands Liberian refugees cross into Sierra Leone
    13 february 2002 20:24:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- More than 5,000 Liberian refugees Sierra Leoneans living in that country have crossed into Sierra Leone, fleeing renewed fighting between government troops and rebels. Full text...

  • 800 Liberian refugees flee fighting into Sierra Leone
    09 february 2002 13:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Some eight hundred Liberian refugees fleeing the fighting between government troops and rebels are currently being assisted by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Baiwalla and Dodo on the border with Sierra Leone. Full text...

Special File - Refugees

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