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19 Nov 2009 description

LUSAKA, Zambia, November 19 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency, with technical support from the World Food Programme (WFP), has embarked on a school feeding programme to increase classroom attendance and reduce malnutrition at two settlements for Angolan refugees in Zambia.

The programme was launched earlier this month in Meheba and Mayukwayukwa in north-western and western Zambia. The two settlements have a combined refugee population of about 25,000.

03 Nov 2009 description

LUANDA, Angola, 3 novembre (HCR) - Le HCR achemine par un pont aérien des articles humanitaires depuis l'Afrique du Sud vers l'Angola pour aider à soulager les souffrances de dizaines de milliers d'Angolais expulsés depuis la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) le mois dernier.

Le Boeing 747 cargo arrivé depuis Johannesburg samedi en début de soirée à Luanda, la capitale angolaise, transportait à son bord 2 250 tentes, 5 000 matelas, 4 000 couvertures ainsi qu'un entrepôt préfabriqué.

Les articles de secours proviennent de l'entrepôt régional du HCR situé à …

03 Nov 2009 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.

30 Oct 2009 description

IDPs in the DRC

Since October 2007, with the official adoption of the camp coordination and management mechanism in North Kivu, UNHCR has taken over the overall coordination of IDP sites. A new strategy suggested under UNHCR's impulsion was adopted by the CCCM working group and approved by the CPIA in June 2009.

20 Oct 2009 description

KIGALI, Rwanda, 20 octobre (HCR) - Le Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés António Guterres et le Président rwandais Paul Kagame ont convenu mardi à Kigali de mettre en oeuvre une solution visant à résoudre la situation de réfugiés prolongée du pays d'ici fin 2011.

« Je ne souhaite à personne de vivre en tant que réfugié », a indiqué Paul Kagame à António Guterres, en visite officielle à Kigali pour passer en revue les opérations du HCR et pour discuter d'une proposition de feuille de route décrite par le Haut Commissaire comme « une issue appropriée et efficace …

20 Oct 2009 description

KIGALI, Rwanda, October 20 (UNHCR) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame agreed here Tuesday to work towards resolving the country's protracted refugee problem by the end of 2011.

"I have no wish for anyone to live like a refugee," Kagame told Guterres, who is here on an official visit to review UNHCR's operations and to discuss a proposed road map that the High Commissioner described as "a proper and effective conclusion" of the refugee situation.

The road map is part of an initiative by UNHCR to push …

20 Oct 2009 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 20 October 2009, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Tens of thousands of Angolans recently expelled from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in various sites around the town of Mbanza Congo in northern Angola.

25 Sep 2009 description

IDPs in the DRC

Since October 2007, with the official adoption of the camp coordination and management mechanism in North Kivu, UNHCR has taken over the overall coordination of IDP sites. A new strategy suggested under UNHCR's impulsion was adopted by the CCCM working group and approved by the CPIA in June 2009.

15 Jul 2009 description

MAYUKWAYUKWA REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Zambia, July 15 (UNHCR) - Titus Musole was born 40 years ago in Zambia as his family fled from the fighting convulsing Angola and made toward the safety of this refugee settlement. Officially he is an Angolan refugee. And, not surprisingly, he has no desire to "return" to a country he has never seen.

"My father died a long time ago and my mother married another man with whom she went to Angola in 2004. I have never been to Angola," he said in the settlement in western Zambia. "I have never wished to return to Angola ...

25 Mar 2009 description

LUSAKA, Zambia, March 25 (UNHCR) - A survey by UNHCR and the government of Zambia found only 251 out of some 10,000 Angolan refugees in Mayukwayukwa Refugee Settlement were interested in repatriating this year despite an information campaign urging them to consider going home.

"I was at the Mayukwayukwa settlement three weeks ago to meet with Angolan refugees before the start of the intention survey to explain the new procedure so that refugees will be aware of the process and are informed when expressing their willingness to return home," said James Lynch, UNHCR's …