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03 Jan 2007 description

On January 3, 2007 Kenya forced 400 asylum seekers, most of them women and children, back to Somalia and the recent violence they fled.  Kenya received more than 50,000 Somali refugees in 2006, but said it wanted to send a message that it would not accept Islamist fighters fleeing the recent Ethiopian invasion.

06 Jun 2002 description

Refugees Produced
African refugees at start of 2002: 3 million

Refugee decrease in past year: 200,000

10 leading refugee-producing countries or territories in Africa:

1) Angola 445,000

2) Sudan 440,000

3) Burundi 375,000

4) Congo-Kinshasa 355,000

5) Eritrea 305,000

6) Somalia 300,000

7) Liberia 215,000

8) Sierra Leone 185,000

9) Western Sahara 110,000

10) Rwanda 60,000

06 Jun 2002 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. =AD Nineteen of mainland Africa's 48 countries suffered war, armed insurgencies, or violent civil unrest last year, pushing at least 1.8 million Africans from their homes during 2001, according to a new report by the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR).

09 May 2002 description

Presented at the hearing on Fiscal Year 2003 Appropriations before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations

09 Jan 2002 description

In a continued effort to encourage voluntary repatriation to northern Somalia and close the remainder of eastern Ethiopia's refugee camps, home to an estimated 60,000 Somalis, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) moved one step closer to its goal during the closing days of 2001 with the voluntary repatriation of the final 2,500 refugees living in Daror refugee camp.

29 Nov 2001 description

The international community is responding with laudably generous financial contributions to assist refugees from Afghanistan, but refugee relief programs in most other regions of the world are begging for adequate financial support in the final weeks of 2001, particularly in Africa.

11 Jul 2001 description

Statistical Update / World Refugee Survey 2001
Refugees Produced

African refugees at start of 2001: 3.3 million

Refugee increase in past year: 200,000

Refugee increase in past 2 years: 400,000

10 leading refugee-producing countries or territories in Africa:

1) Sudan: 460,000

2) Burundi: 420,000

3) Angola: 400,000

4) Sierra Leone: 400,000

5) Somalia: 370,000

6) Congo Kinshasa: 350,000

7) Eritrea: 350,000

8) Liberia: 200,000

9) Western Sahara: 110,000

10) Rwanda: 55,000

19 Jun 2001 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sudan became the largest producer of refugees on the African continent last year, with some 460,000 Sudanese forced to flee to neighboring countries, while the overall number of refugees in Africa continued to grow, according to a new report by the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR).

19 Jun 2001 description

About 375,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Somalia lived in about two-dozen countries at the end of 2000: some 160,000 in Kenya, about 120,000 in Ethiopia, some 55,000 in Yemen, 20,000 in Djibouti, 4,000 in Egypt, 3,000 in Tanzania, about 3,000 in Libya, 1,000 in Eritrea, 1,000 in Uganda, and approximately 10,000 new Somali asylum seekers in various European countries.

19 Jun 2001 description

Kenya hosted approximately 230,000 refugees at the end of 2000: an estimated 160,000 from Somalia, more than 55,000 from Sudan, about 8,000 from Ethiopia, about 5,000 from Uganda, and nearly 5,000 from other countries.

19 Jun 2001 description

Approximately 465,000 Sudanese were refugees or asylum seekers at the end of 2000: some 200,000 in Uganda, about 70,000 in Ethiopia, an estimated 70,000 in Congo-Kinshasa, at least 55,000 in Kenya, 35,000 in Central African Republic, about 20,000 in Chad, some 12,000 in Egypt, and nearly 2,000 new Sudanese asylum applicants in Europe.

19 Jun 2001 description

Ethiopia hosted more than 190,000 refugees at the end of 2000, including about 120,000 from Somalia, more than 70,000 from Sudan, about 3,000 from Eritrea, and 1,000 from Djibouti.

19 Jun 2001 description

More than 355,000 Eritreans were refugees at the end of 2000, including an estimated 350,000 in Sudan, more than 3,000 in Ethiopia, and some 3,000 in Yemen.

04 May 2001 description

Kenya - Shelter

Shelters for refugees collapsed in rains and were not immediately rebuilt because of budget constraints. Homeless refugees were forced to sleep in school buildings, causing disruptions to education programs for refugee children.

Djibouti - Food

Funding constraints forced a two-month suspension of programs for malnourished refugee children at two feeding centers. Malnutrition rates increased among some of the country's 20,000 refugees.

Congo-Kinshasa - Protection

13 Jun 2000 description

June 13, 2000

Contact: Melissa Wyers

30 Sep 1998 description

A border conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea has resulted in the displacement of an estimated 150,000 Ethiopians and 100,000 Eritreans since early May.