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The Guest of Honour, Minister of Home Affairs, honourable Stephen Kampyongo MP,
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs,
The Commissioner for Refugees,
Senior Government officials,
Members of the Diplomatic community,
The UN Country Team and UNHCR Implementing Partners,
The Refugee Community
Representatives of the host community
Members of the media,
Ladies and Gentlemen.
525 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 4.86 m six months (January-June 2018) net funding requirements, representing 64% of total
138,761 people assisted in May 2018
While creating new infrastructure in Mantapala Refugee Settlement is urgent, there is also a need to improve conditions and basic services in Meheba Refugee Settlement to prepare it to host more refugees in an event of a new influx from the DRC through the Copperbelt and North-western Provinces.
13,900 refugees received food rations in both Kenani Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement.
1,640 children are accessing Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in Kenani Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement.
A cumulative total of 9,808 persons have received medical assistance since January 2018 in Kenani Transit Centre and Mantapala Refugee Settlement.
2018 PLANNED RESPONSE - ZAMBIA
76,000 PROJECTED REFUGEES
US$ 74M REQUIREMENTS
16 PARTNERS INVOLVED
Background and Achievements
The Minister of Home Affairs, Honorable Stephen Kampyongo (MP)
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ms. Pamela Kabamba
The Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Abdon Mawere
Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Corps
Senior Government Officials
The UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Janet Rogan and colleagues from the United Nations
Invited Ladies and gentlemen
Lusaka, Zambia - Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018- The Government of the Republic of Zambia, UN agencies and other partners require over US$74.2 million in 2018 to address critical needs of Congolese refugees in Zambia.
By MICHAEL CHAWE
Seven Congolese refugees in Zambia died following a boat accident as they sought to escape from a transit centre north of the country, police said.
Zambia police issued a statement saying: "Seven Democratic Republic of Congo nationals have drowned on Lake Mweru in Chiengi District of Luapula Province after their boat capsized due to heavy winds."
3,053 Congolese refugees (1,078 households) have been relocated to Mantapala Refugee Settlement from Kenani Transit Centre since January 2018.
The Inter-Agency Regional Refugee Response Plan (Regional RRP) requirements for Zambia are USD 74.2 million to respond adequately to the needs of Congolese refugees and the host communities.
Eight boreholes have been drilled so far to provide water in Mantapala Refugee Settlement. This is expected to improve the water supply situation in the settlement which already has five boreholes.
There’s a buzz of excitement as hundreds of Congolese refugees look for seats on the minibuses that will take them further inside Zambia. As the 246 refugees take their places, conversations with friends and family continue through open bus windows – the Congolese hold hands and chat, while staff from UNHCR count numbers.