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13 Oct 2017 description

Over 3,360 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fled into Zambia between 30 August and 3 October 2017. The refugees have been fleeing inter-ethnic conflicts as well as clashes between government forces and armed militias in HautKatanga province. Several of them have reported extreme brutality committed by all parties against civilians.

26 Sep 2017 description

According to the National Society’s assessments carried out in the past weeks, a heavy increase in the influx of refugees has been recorded, straining the capacity of the reception and transition centres (TC). The recent increase has triggered an immediate scale-up of the National Society’s activities in order to support and to increase the capacity of the existing transit centres as well as to allow for support outside the centres. The assessment has indicated that the trend is likely to continue, and that the National Society’s interventions may need to be further scaled up.

23 Sep 2017 description

Thousands of people have been killed and more than one million forced to flee homes in eastern DRC since the start of an insurrection nearly a year ago

LUSAKA, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government forces have been killing civilians in an insurgency-hit region, prompting the latest influx of refugees into northern Zambia, a senior U.N. official said, citing accounts of asylum seekers.

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22 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 22 September 2017 13:09 GMT

LUSAKA, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Zambia fears a looming humanitarian crisis after more than 6,000 refugees fleeing turmoil in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) entered its territory in one month, the presidency said on Friday.

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08 Sep 2017 description

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA: The number of Congolese asylum-seekers that have fled to Zambia from neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the past one week has now gone over 1,800.

According to Government authorities, over 1,832 Congolese asylum-seekers crossed the border between Wednesday 30 August and 6 September 2017 through Chiengi’s Kamponge and surrounding border entry points in the District, situated north of Zambia.

30 Aug 2017 description

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA: Over 500 Congolese asylum-seekers have fled into Zambia within a day, the biggest single entry of new arrivals in three years.

The 500 Congolese asylum-seekers were received on Wednesday 30 August 2017 through Chiengi, Kamponge and other border entry points in the north. The new arrivals are in addition to a sporadic and continuous stream that has characterised refugee inflows from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into Zambia over the past three years.

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

18 Jan 2017 description

Zambia Red Cross Society volunteers have been supporting asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - since they arrived in late December 2016, until they began to be repatriated, in early January 2017.

In December 2016, there were reports of political tension in the second-largest country in Africa. And, as a result, some Congolese started fleeing to neighbouring Zambia.

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.

13 Dec 2012 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 13 December 2012 (IRIN) - Over the past five weeks, almost 1,000 people have fled into Zambia to escape fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), forcing the Zambian government to consider re-opening a refugee camp it closed two years ago.

The refugees are pouring into Kilwa Island, on Lake Mweru, from villages in DRC's Katanga Province. The island, located on the Zambian side of the lake, is about an hour by boat from the DRC border.

28 Sep 2012 description

Key Messages

Five months into the 2012/13 marketing and consumption year the food security situation remains favorable and Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity conditions exist throughout the country. Many small-scale farmers are desperate for cash in order to purchase inputs for the upcoming 2012/13 growing season. Poorer households who have run out of food stocks are mostly engaging in off-farm casual labor in order to meet their food needs through market purchases.

22 Nov 2011 description

The Zambian Government has maintained an open door policy to refugees from war-torn countries since the 1960s. Since then, the United Nations has provided legal protection, shelter and food assistance to new arrivals as well as to vulnerable groups, such as the sick, elderly or disabled living in the refugee settlements.

“We are coming back for you if you are still here,” were the last words that Allan Ndazeye remembers hearing before falling unconscious. A mob of men had just beaten him senseless, attacked his wife and raped his 15 year-old twin nieces.

18 May 2010 description

SIXTY-THIRD WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY A63/DIV/6

Agenda item 4 19 May 2010

World Health Assembly

Geneva, Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Mr President, Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.

It is an honour and a privilege to have been invited to speak before you today. Just three years ago, you took the decision to create a World Malaria Day to be celebrated on 25 April each year.

21 Apr 2010 description
report Radio Okapi

Près de trois semaines après leur départ forcé de Zambie, 30 Congolais attendent de connaître leur sort dans les installations de la Direction générale des Migrations (DGM/Katanga) à Lubumbashi. Ils décrient leurs conditions de vie et plaident pour une intervention des autorités en leur faveur.

Ces personnes vivaient précédemment dans un camp de réfugiés à Solwezi, de l'autre coté de la frontière.

L'un d'entre eux témoigne :

Depuis que nous sommes arrivés, nous n'avons reçu aucune visite de nos autorités.

04 Sep 2009 description

Member States of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, a grouping of 11 African nations, have taken an historic step forward with the establishment of a Regional Center which aims to strengthen good governance, democracy and human rights.

The 11 signatory countries to the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes RegionThe Regional Center for Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Civic Education is based in Zambia's capital, Lusaka.

25 Jun 2009 description

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, in particular Article 72 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 617/2007 of 14 May 2007 on the implementation of the 10th European Development Fund under the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement, in particular Article 8 thereof(1)

Whereas:

(1) The peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now largely well established and democratic elections were successfully carried …

15 May 2009 description
report Xinhua

LUSAKA, May 15, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) said it still has a financial shortfall to cover its various humanitarian assistance programs from this year to 2010 in Zambia, Zambia Daily Mail reported on Friday.

WFP Representative in Zambia, Pablo Recalde, said in Lusaka on Thursday that his organization has a shortfall of about 18 million U.S.

21 Apr 2009 description

Le paludisme (encore appelé malaria) ne pourra être éradiqué que si la distribution de moustiquaires s'accompagne d'efforts intensifs et prolongés en matière d'éducation des populations, estime un nouveau rapport publié aujourd'hui par la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR).

21 Apr 2009 description

Malaria will not be eradicated unless the distribution of mosquito nets is accompanied by extensive and prolonged community education and empowerment efforts, according to a new report issued today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

"Since 2002, the distribution of long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets has increased ten-fold in sub-Saharan Africa", begins "The Winning Formula to Beat Malaria", a report issued to coincide with World …