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Luanda - The ambassador of Namibia to Angola, Cláudia Grace Uushona Thursday, in Luanda, delivered a donation of medicines, consisting of 10.200 paracetamol boxes of 120 and 500 mg, respectively, and 1.800 syringes.
According to the diplomat, the donation of Namibian manufacturing products aims to assist the efforts of the Angolan authorities with regard to fighting the epidemic of yellow fever, which in recent days has affected several families.
Geneva - The Angolan Social Welfare minister, João Baptista Kussumua, said Monday in Geneva (Switzerland) that 523.318 Angolan citizens have voluntarily returned home, as part of the refugee repatriation process.
The minister was addressing the 66th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner of Refugees (HCR) that opened Monday in Geneva.
João Kussumua stressed that the figure is the result of an assessment for the period from July 2003 to September 2015.
Lubango - At least 177 former refugee families from neighbouring Namibia, Zambia and DRC have been resettled over the last 16 months in their areas of origin, announced the provincial Department of Social Welfare (Minars) in southern Huila province.
The process is part of the ongoing reintegration programme of the former refugees.
Of the above number, 94 families were resettled in Lubango, Matala (21), Chipindo (15), Jamba (11), Caconda (10), Caluquembe (10), Kuvango (8), Quipungo (3), Chicomba (2),
and one in Humpata.
The data were released Friday by the representative of the UN body in the country, Hans Lunshop, while speaking to Angop in Luanda on "Social reintegration of the former refugees returned to the country."
Hans Lunshop mentioned Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Namibia and South Africa as the main host and from where the repatriation operations took place after the achievement of peace in 2002.
He said that most of former refugees came from DRC, approximately 70,000 people, followed by Zambia with 20, 000.
Luena - More than 26,000 Angolan refugees living in neighbouring countries for the last 30 years have expressed the wish to return home until the end of this year, under the process of voluntary repatriation jointly organised by the Government and its international partners.
The information was confirmed by the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Hans Lunshof, during the arrival of the first group of Angolan refugees from Zambia.
Ondjiva - Conditions have been put in place to ensure that Angolan refugees in Namibia do not experience hardship.
This was guaranteed Wednesday by the director of Social Welfare in Angolan southern Cunene province, Tiberia Hamuse.
Speaking to Angop, the official said that the Angolan Government has set up a multi-sectoral commission to provide the refugees with due assistance.
She also assured the creation of resettlement places and other services ensuring a decent stay to returning nationals.
Windhoek - The Namibian vice minister of Migration, Elias George Kaiyamo, considered the Ocire Camp that hosted many Angolans for years the sanctuary and second home to many refugees who fled their countries for their lives.
The Namibian official said so on Monday at an official ceremony that marked the resumption of the repatriation of Angolan refugees.
Some 100 Angolan refugees left Namibia on Monday back to Namacunde, Angolan southern province of Cunene.
Windhoek - At least 5.000 more Angolan refugees will return from Namibia, under a repatriation process that will start in May to finish late June, ANGOP has learnt.
In June this year ends the cessation clause agreement signed by the Angolan Embassy in Namibia, the UNHCR and the Namibian government.
Taking into account that most of the refugees are from Benguela, Huambo and Bié provinces the buses will drop them at the shelter centres in Menongue, Kuando Kubango Province, and Namacunde (Cunene Province) to facilitate the return to their places of origin.
Windhoek – Kitchen utensils and basic food, tents, land and others conditions are available for Angolan refugees in Namibia that might get back to the country by June this year.
This information was given to 5,000 Angolan refugees living for some years in Ocir field, in Namibia, by six of their fellows (three men and three women) who came to Angola in December for learning on the conditions created in the provinces of Kuando Kubango, Bié and Huambo.
Luena - The minister of Social Welfare, João Baptista Kussumua, reiterated the Angolan government's availability to repatriate the 60,000 Angolan refugees based in neighbouring countries, whose process is set to resume next February.
The minister expressed the government's desire Friday in eastern Moxico province during a 24-hour visit to the region.
According to him, the first phase that started in the second half of 2011 benefited 4,000 Angolan citizens from DR Congo, 1, 500; Zambia, 2, 400; Botswana 29 and Namibia six..
Luanda – The UNHCR, the Embassy of Angola and the representative of the Namibian Home Affairs Ministry recommended the identification, through documents, of the 5,000 Angolan refugees at the Osire Centre, so as to facilitate their return home or their legal stay in Namibia.
This recommendation was expressed on Friday during a meeting between the representatives of these three institutions that stress the issuing of IDs and passports to Angolan refugees.
Menongue – Over six thousand refugees coming from neighbouring countries such as Namibia and Zambia, with destination to Kuando Kubango Province, will have as from this month their civil registration guaranteed, ANGOP learnt from an official source.
The fact was announced Wednesday by vice minister of Justice for Civil Registration and Notary, Ana Canene, at the end of a three-day working visit to Kuando Kubango Province, where she led a delegation of the sector to the districts of Menongue, Mavinga and Kuchi.
Kinshasa – A tripartite accord for the repatriation of more than 40,000 Angolan refugees was signed Wednesday in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, by the Governments of DRC, Angola and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angop learned.
The ceremony followed a tripartite meeting of representatives of the two countries and the UNHCR.
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Ondjiva – The Immigration Service (SME) in Cunene Province has prepared technical conditions and human resources to welcome back home Angolan refugees from bordering Republic of Namibia, part of the voluntary repatriation of national citizens still overseas.
The fact was presented Tuesday to ANGOP by the SME chief of borders, Joaquim Hukata, having stated that measures to fight illegal immigration were reinforced and that Angolans who decide to return voluntarily have the border posts of Santa Clara, Calueque and Ruacaná as entry ports.
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Kuito - At least 60.000 Angolans who showed interest to return home will be repatriated, under an operation that will go until December this year.
This was said to Angopon Thursday in Kuito District in the central Bié province by the Welfare and Social Reintegration Minister, João Baptista Kussumua.
According to him, 43.85 people are coming from DR Congo, 8.925 are in Zambia, 5000 are located in Namibia and 2.652 are based in the Republic of Congo, while other 100 refugees are coming from the Republic of Botswana.
Luanda – A multi-sector delegation headed by the Social Welfare minister, João Baptista Kussumua, travelled Wednesday to northern Zaire province, for a 24-hour visit as part of the preparation of the programme of repatriation of Angolans living as refugees in neighbouring countries.
Speaking to Angop, at Luanda’s “de Fevereiro” International Airport, the minister who recently visited the provinces of Moxico (east) and Cabinda (north) with the same purpose, said these visits are intended to improve the organisation of the operations of repatriation of fellow-countrymen.
Luena - The Social Welfare minister, João Baptista Kussumua, announced Saturday in Luena, eastern Moxico province, the Angolan Government will repatriate 60,000 refugee families currently based in Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Namibia, until the end of this year.
The minister was speaking at a meeting with members of Moxico Government called to design a strategy for the repatriation of Angolan refugees still in neighbouring countries.
Luena – The Ministry of Assistance and Social Welfare controls 111,814 Angolans that chose to live as refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after the first operation of voluntary and organised repatriation of refugees carried out from 2003 to 2007.
According to statistics data from the Welfare Ministry on the Angolan refugees to be repatriated as from the first half of 2011, which was made available to ANGOP, the second country of asylum for Angolans following the DRC is Zambia with a total of 27,073, followed by Namibia 5,600 and the Republic of Congo 2,652.
Luanda – At least 59,000 refugees living in neighbouring countries expressed voluntary desire to come back to Angola this year, said the Social Welfare minister, João Baptista Kussumua, Tuesday, in Luanda.
This information was released to the press on the sidelines of the working meeting the minister had to analyse the organising level of the returning process of those refugees yet living in the neighbouring nations.
Namacunde - The Ministers of Health of Angola and Namibia, José Van-Dunem and Richard Kamwa, signed Monday in Namacunde, Cunene province, a border protocol to combat malaria.
The two countries are committed to implement a technical cooperation for malaria control in bordering regions, creating effective mechanisms for the control and elimination of the disease in northern Namibia and southern Angola.
The protocol provides home spraying campaigns, distribution of mosquito-nets with a a great coverage to protect the community and reduce potential transmission.