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28 Aug 2018 description

Mr. Andrew Banda, Director Department of Resettlement Mr Abdon Mawere, Commissioner for Refugees Ambassadors, High Commissioners and members of the Diplomatic Corps Senior government officials The UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Janet Rogan Colleagues from the United Nations in Zambia Members of the media Invited Ladies and gentlemen

Thank you for joining us at the national stakeholders consultations for UNHCR’s Multi-year, Multi-partner Protection and Solutions Strategy.

16 May 2018 description
report EastAfrican


About 10,000 out of the more than 20,000 Angolan nationals living in Zambia have expressed their desire to voluntarily return home, the media confirmed.

According to the state-run Jornal de Angola newspaper, more than 15,000 Angolan refugees were currently living at reception camps in Mayuca Yuca in western Mongo Province and in Mayeba in Solwezi north-western province.

The others were spread in many places including the major towns.

21 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


More than 5,796 cholera / AWD cases and 74 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.3%) have been reported in 9 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

15 Feb 2018 description

NCHELENGE, Thursday 15 February 2018 – A team from the European Union (EU) met with Congolese refugees and familiarized themselves with the situation at Kenani Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement in Zambia’s Nchelenge District, Luapula Province.

The team was composed of H.E, Alessandro Mariani, Ambassador of the EU to Zambia, H.E. Filippo Scammacca, Ambassador of Italy, H.E. Sylvain Berger, Ambassador of France and Mr. Mark Richardson, Head of the DFID Office.

06 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • More than 4,057 cholera / AWD cases and 51 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.3%) have been reported in 11 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

23 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2018;

7 Countries

2,009 Cases

22 deaths

1.1% CFR


More than 2,009 cholera / AWD cases and 22 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.1%) have been reported in 7 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania and Zambia.

07 Aug 2017 description

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA: Newly-appointed UNHCR Representative to Zambia, Ms. Pierrine Aylara, has assumed official duties after presenting her letters of credence in Lusaka to Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Chalwe Lombe, on Friday 4th August, 2017.

Ms. Aylara, a Benin-Swiss national, prior to her appointment to Zambia served in various field locations and at UNHCR’s Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

She has also held several stints at senior level within UNHCR in Mozambique and Angola as Representative.

15 Mar 2017 description

Refugees and former refugees have enormous potential to contribute to Zambia’s economy

UNHCR Releases report on the economic impact of refugees hosted in Zambia

08 Mar 2017 description

The Department of Resettlement in the Office of the Vice President has taken over the day-to-day running of the local integration resettlement schemes for former refugees in Meheba and Mayukwayukwa.

Department of Resettlement Director, Manford Mulongo, made the announcement in Mayukwayukwa today to locally integrated former Angolan refugees and some Zambians who have settled in the scheme, when he handed over a newly built primary school.

01 Jul 2016 description

Average national maize production attained despite experiencing unfavorable rainfall


  • Zambia attained average 2015/16 maize production despite a late start of the season and erratic rainfall. The estimated maize production is 2.87 million MT against the national requirement of 2.9 million MT. Average production was also attained for sorghum, millet, and groundnuts.

31 May 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016— The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a $20 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to help support the Government of Zambia implement its program of local integration for long term refugees.

The Zambia Displaced Persons and Border Communities Project aims to improve access to livelihoods and socio-economic infrastructure for displaced people and host communities in the two targeted resettlement areas of Meheba in North-Western and Mayukwayukwa in the Western Provinces of Zambia.

18 Jan 2016 description

JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is increasingly concerned about food security in southern Africa where an estimated 14 million people are facing hunger following prolonged dry spells that led to a poor harvest last year.

The El Niño global weather event, which is leading to even worse drought across the region, is already affecting this year’s crop. With little or no rain falling in many areas and the window for the planting of cereals closing fast or already closed in some countries, the outlook is alarming.

18 Apr 2014 description

Luanda - At least 10,000 former Angolan refugees have been integrated in Zambia by the local authorities after the termination of their refugee status and the period for voluntary return to Angola.

This was said said on Tuesday in Luanda by Zambian MPs during a meeting with the Secretary of State for Cooperation, Angela Braganca, on behalf of Foreign Affairs minister, Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti.

Angop learnt that the meeting highlighted the historic and friendship ties between the two peoples.

31 Dec 2012 description

LUSAKA, Zambia, 31 December – Jose Pinto, a refugee for 33 years, can now call Zambia his permanent home after he and his family became the first former Angolan refugees to be granted permanent residency permits by Zambian authorities.

Zambia's Minister of Home Affairs, Edgar Lungu, granted the first three residency permits to Pinto, his wife and their daughter Filipa in a ceremony in the capital Lusaka on 18 December, witnessed by UNHCR and a delegation from the African Union, which supported the local integration process by donating US$100,000.

03 Jul 2012 description

Solwezi (Angola) - The Angolan ambassador to Zambia, Balbina da Silva, explained to the Angolan refugees still living in Maheba camp in Solwezi, the reasons why they should return to the country.

Alluding to the end of the Status of Refugees, the ambassador focused her speech on the return call to avoid possible negative consequences that the unauthorized stay in Zambian territory may result, since the Zambian authorities determined to be illegal aliens who stay after the end of the reservation clause of Angolans in the country.

04 Jun 2012 description

NEW YORK, Friday, June 1, 2012 – The UN refugee agency has praised Zambia for looking after refugees and pledging to integrate some Angolans, according to its 2012 report.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres launched t the report titled: "The State of the World's Refugees - in Search of Solidarity'' during a briefing at the UN headquarters on Thursday.