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04 Nov 2005 description

IOM's return operation of Angolan refugees from camps in Zambia to Angola's Central and Eastern provinces is being stepped up ahead of the rainy season, which is expected to start in the coming weeks.

13 Sep 2005 description

Over the past week, a total of 591 Angolan refugees have left the western Zambian town of Mongu onboard IOM chartered flights bound for Huambo, in Angola's Central Province.

"IOM resumed its airlift from Mongu to Huambo on 7 September," says IOM's chief of mission in Lusaka, Josiah Ogina.

02 Sep 2005 description

Thousands of demobilized former UNITA soldiers and their dependents struggling to survive in one of the poorest countries in the world, will be assisted through a pilot IOM programme under an agreement just signed with the Angolan government.

IOM will assist a group of 1,700 former soldiers and an estimated 8,500 dependents in Mungo in northern Huambo province, one of the worst affected areas in the 27-year civil war.

05 Jul 2005 description

Poverty and development in Africa, issues high on the agenda at the G8 Summit in Scotland this week, can not be addressed effectively without factoring in the effects of migration, according to the IOM.

In the latest of its Migration Research Series, , the study uses Angola and Zambia as case studies.

17 May 2005 description

A first group of 237 Angolan refugees left Lusaka International airport on 16 May onboard two IOM chartered flight bound for Huambo, in Angola's Central Province.

"IOM now organises two flights a day, six days a week out of Lusaka to help Angolans who want to return home to Huambo and to the South Western province of Benguela," says IOM's Chief of Mission in Lusaka Josiah Ogina. "Each flight can transport up to 120 returnees.

10 May 2005 description

Today, IOM and UNHCR have resumed the voluntary repatriation of Angolan refugees from camps and settlements in northwestern and western Zambia to Angola's eastern province of Moxico.

A first IOM convoy transporting 82 refugees left Maheba camp in Northwest Province this morning for the two-day return journey to Cazombo in Moxico, some 150 kilometres from the Zambian border.