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19 Dec 2001 description
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LUSAKA, Dec 19, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The U.S. government has given the World Food Program (WFP) 1 million U.S. dollars for the purchase of emergency food supplies to feed over 125,000 refugees in Zambia, Times of Zambia reported on Wednesday.

12 Dec 2001 description
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JOHANNESBURG, Dec 12, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United States would consider a request for financial help for the next round of peace talks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a US official said on Wednesday.

10 Dec 2001 description
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NAIROBI, Dec 10, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Aisha Daisy Bukuru, deputy representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has hailed the devotion that the Rwandan government has demonstrated in providing protection, security and assistance to refugees, the Rwanda News Agency reported on Monday.

30 Nov 2001 description
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KAMPALA, Nov 29, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has planned to provide about 12 million U.S. dollars to refugee projects in Uganda, UNHCR representative in Uganda Saihou Saidy told a press conference here Thursday.

27 Nov 2001 description
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KAMPALA, Nov 27, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A high level delegation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will arrive in Uganda Wednesday for a two-day visit, according to a press release from the UNHCR Office here on Tuesday.

20 Nov 2001 description
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LUSAKA, Nov 20, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said the continued civil and political upheavals in neighboring countries is expanding the refugee population in Zambia now standing at 270,000, the biggest in the southern African region, the official Zambia Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

22 Oct 2001 description
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DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 22, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is looking for new sites in Tanzania to establish camps for the increasing refugees from neighboring Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), local media reported on Monday.

08 Oct 2001 description
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LUSAKA, Oct 8, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Former Botswana president Ketumile Masire, who is also facilitator of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue, said in Kinshasa on Monday that the dialogue will go ahead on October 15 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia despite financial problems.

18 Sep 2001 description
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NAIROBI, September 18 (Xinhuanet) -- The Democratic Republic of the Congo (RDC) is ready to hand over 6,000 EX-FAR and Interahamwe militia who have for the last six years been fighting Rwandan government forces, the Rwanda News Agency (RNA) reported on Tuesday.

09 Aug 2001 description
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KAMPALA, Aug 9, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 700 refugees in the southern Ugandan district of Mbarara, who missed registration during the recent refugee verification exercise, are starving in Nakivale resettlement camp, the New Vision newspaper reported on Thursday.

08 Aug 2001 description
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DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 8, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The number of refugees in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries has reached 350,000, with Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo host the lion share of it , according to a U.N. refugee agency.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement released on Wednesday that refugee population in the region increased 7.8 percent from 320,563 to 345,720.

20 Jul 2001 description
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NAIROBI, Jul 20, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has indicated that over 10,333 Rwanda refugees have been repatriated back to Rwanda in the first five months of 2001, Rwanda News Agency reported Friday.

19 Jul 2001 description
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LUSAKA, Jul 19, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United States has donated a total of 400,000 U. S. dollars to the refugee population in Zambia, according to a press release available here Thursday.

28 Jun 2001 description
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DAR ES SALAAM, Jun 28, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A U.N. refugee agency has said it supports the proposed repatriation of refugees being sheltered in Tanzania, but security of these people back home must be guaranteed, the official Daily News reported Thursday.

20 Jun 2001 description
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LUSAKA, Jun 20, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Zambian government Wednesday called for urgent humanitarian assistance for refugees that have continuously trooped into the country due to conflicts on the continent.

21 May 2001 description
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DAR ES SALAAM, May 21, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa has urged all refugees from neighboring countries who are staying outside refugee camps in western Tanzania to immediately return to the camps, the independent Guardian newspaper reported on Monday.

18 May 2001 description
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DAR ES SALAAM, May 18, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- An average of 3,500 refugees have been entering Tanzania each month since January, though refugee camps in the country are faced with acute food shortage, the official Daily News reported Friday.

10 May 2001 description
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JOHANNESBURG, May 10, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Defense ministers from the 14 member states of the South African Development Community (SADC) Thursday stressed the urgency to resolve prevailing conflicts in the sub-region.

09 May 2001 description
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LUSAKA, May 9, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The influx of refugees from Angola into Zambia is worrying security personnel in the country's Northwestern Province, the Zambia Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.
The report quoted Hudson Beenzu, police chief of the province, as saying that so far the province has received 1,060 Angolan refugees at border entry points in Mwinilunga and Zambezi.

30 Apr 2001 description
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LUSAKA, April 29 (Xinhuanet) -- A total of 180 Rwandan Hutu refugees have been repatriated from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Zambian News Agency (ZANA) reported Sunday.