Refugees -
  • Vigil for Liberian refugees continues
    24 june 2001 16:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Five days after the Nigerian government offered to take in some 186 Liberians said to be fleeing the fighting in their home region, ports officials and journalists have been keeping vigil at the Lagos port awaiting the arrival of the Swedish ship carrying the Liberians. Full text...

  • Ghana newspaper urges stop to generation of refugees
    22 june 2001 11:57:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- An independent Ghanaian newspaper has appealed to the international community for lasting solutions the world-wide problem of refugees. Full text...

  • Over 50 Central African Republic refugees in northern Congo
    21 june 2001 19:02:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Over 50 nationals of Central African Republic have fled to Congo following the recent coup attempt against President Ange Felix Patasse, a senior government official in Brazzaville has disclosed. Full text...

  • UNHCR Not Involved In Plans to Receive Stranded Liberians
    21 june 2001 14:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As Nigerian Port and Immigration officials await the arrival of the Swedish ship carrying Liberians believed to be refugees, the UN agency for refugees (UNHCR) said it is not involved in the plans to receive them. Full text...

  • Burundi welcomes returnees
    20 june 2001 20:06:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The minister in charge of re- integration and resettlement of displaced people Wednesday said Burundi was ready to welcome "in dignity" all refugees who voluntarily return home. Full text...

  • Nigerian officials waiting for Liberian refugees
    20 june 2001 18:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian ports and immigration officials said Wednesday they were still awaiting the arrival of the Swedish ship carrying Liberian refugees, who were granted conditional asylum by the federal government Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire under pressure from foreign refugees
    20 june 2001 16:32:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Defence and Civil Protection Minister, Lida Kouassi, says his country is "exhausted" from 10 years of "sacrifices" for Liberian and Sierra Leonean refugees in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • DRC developments give hope to refugees
    20 june 2001 15:15:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has described the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo as most encouraging, raising hopes that hundreds of Congolese refugees currently in Zambia may soon return home. Full text...

  • Tanzania appeals for help to manage refugees
    20 june 2001 09:45:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The government of Tanzania has petitioned the international community to help it manage thousands of refugees currently in the country. Full text...

  • Casamance refugees expelled from Gambia
    17 june 2001 19:47:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- The first batch of nearly 200 Casamance refugees expelled from the Gambia arrived early Sunday morning in Ziguinchor, capital of the civil-war troubled southern Senegalese region. Full text...

  • Gambia expels Casamance refugees
    16 june 2001 18:53:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambia Saturday expelled hundreds of Senegalese nationals who had sought refuge there from the fighting in Senegal's southern Province of Casamance between government forces and separatists. Full text...

  • Namibian Refugees in Botswana fear persecution at home
    15 june 2001 22:05:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Lawyers representing 13 Namibian refugees in Botswana, wanted back home on charges ranging from treason to possession of firearms, argued Friday that their clients risked persecution on repatriation. Full text...

  • UNHCR official assesses peace process in Burundi
    14 june 2001 14:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- An official of the UN refugees agency has dismissed the argument that groups of Burundians in exile could use their repatriation to create insecurity in the country. Full text...

  • UNHCR evacuates Guinean, Liberian refugees
    13 june 2001 20:59:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has evacuated 130 Liberians and Guineans from the Liberian-Sierra Leone Kailahun border town to Kenema in eastern Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Tension mounts in Daadab refugee camp.
    06 june 2001 20:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Tension is mounting at northern Kenya's Daadab refugee camp where its occupants are threatening to stage a hunger strike to protest the drastic reduction of regular rations by the UN World Food Programme (WFP). Full text...

  • Congolese Refugees accuse UN Agencies of neglect
    04 june 2001 14:56:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Some 2,585 DR Congo refugees recently repatriated from Sudan and Angola tabled their suffering before a UN official who visited their Sicotra camp east of Kinshasa Friday. Full text...

  • UNHCR reports relocation of Sierra Leonean refugees
    02 june 2001 18:59:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says it has completed the relocation of more than 54,000 refugees from an insecure area near Guinea's volatile border with Sierra Leone to what it said were better protected camps further inland. Full text...

  • Kofi Annan cautions against return of Sierra Leone refugees
    01 june 2001 22:30:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has described the security situation in Sierra Leone as "fragile," cautioning that "for the time being the conditions for the immediate return of all refugees to Sierra Leone do not exist. Full text...

  • OAU delegation visits refugee camps in DR Congo
    30 may 2001 16:55:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A delegation from the OAU Commission for Refugees on Tuesday inspected the Inga camp in Lower-Congo Province which hosts Angolan refugees in the south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau deports 53 refugees to Casamance
    29 may 2001 23:49:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- Some 53 Casamance refugees deported from Guinea Bissau arrived Monday night in Ziguinchor, southern Senegal, from Sao Dominga where they had been since last week. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau denies deporting refugees
    27 may 2001 14:03:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The deputy chief of staff of the Guinea Bissau Armed Forces, Brigadier Emilio Costa, has refuted news reports that his country deported refugees from the Senegalese province of Casamance. Full text...

  • Thousands detained illegally at refugee camp
    24 may 2001 13:13:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Some 21,719 people were illegally detained at the Lindela detention centre between August 1996 and September 1999, only to be released once they were identified as South African citizens, according to the Auditor- General's latest report on the Department of Home Affairs. Full text...

  • WFP seeks funds to feed one million Eritreans
    23 may 2001 16:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Wednesday expressed grave concern over the fate of one million Eritreans still in need of food aid nearly a year after their country's border conflict with Ethiopia ended. Full text...

  • Swedish grant to save starving refugees
    22 may 2001 19:36:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Food rations for Angolan refugees in Namibia would return to a minimum energy value following a Swedish cash grant of one million dollars to save those who were starving, the World Food Programme announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • New Casamance refugees flee into Gambia
    22 may 2001 19:24:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Hundreds of refugees have crossed into Gambia from the troubled southern Senegalese Casamance area where government forces are fighting separatists of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC). Full text...

  • 12,000 new Liberian refugees enter Sierra Leone
    21 may 2001 20:37:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Representatives of the UNHCR have announced registering some 12,000 Liberian refugees in Sierra Leone's eastern town of Daru in Kailahun district in the past one week. Full text...

  • More Tanzanian refugees return to Pemba
    18 may 2001 22:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Another batch of some 220 Tanzanian refugees returned to Pemba Island from Kenya Friday. Full text...

  • Some 10,000 Burundian refugees return home
    17 may 2001 21:45:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 10,000 Burundian refugees have returned home in the last four months, mostly from neighbouring Tanzania, said an official source in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • UNHCR Reports Drop In Refugee Population
    16 may 2001 10:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency reported Wednesday that there has been a significant drop in the number of people under its concern worldwide. Full text...

  • Mozambique to close refugee camps
    15 may 2001 20:02:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican authorities plan to close two refugee camps in Boane district, about 30 km west of Maputo, in what officials explained was a bid to ensure tighter check on people seeking asylum. Full text...

  • Voluntary repatriation of Eritrean refugees begins
    14 may 2001 21:12:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The first batch of 934 Eritrean refugees left Kasala in Eastern Sudan for home Sunday. Full text...

  • UNDP helps rebuild Burundi's war-torn communities
    08 may 2001 14:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme is working with the Burundi government in support of reconstruction efforts to benefit 50,000 people in six communities affected by conflict, the UN body said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Over 20,000 refugees face starvation in Namibia
    07 may 2001 10:00:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- More than 20,000 refugees at the Osire Refugee Camp in Namibia are facing starvation, the World Food Programme (WFP) office in Namibia has confirmed. Full text...

  • Tanzanian refugees moved from Mombasa
    27 april 2001 22:15:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A total of 300 Tanzanian refugees from Pemba Island, including two pregnant women, have been moved from Shimoni camp near Mombasa to Daadab refuge camp in North-Eastern Kenya. Full text...

  • Malawi contemplates deporting refugees
    21 april 2001 13:34:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The Malawi government is considering deporting at least 40 refugees who entered the country as asylum seekers but ended up operating large-scale businesses in the capital, Lilongwe. Full text...

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