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21 Jun 2018 description

The situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the world’s most complex and challenging yet forgotten crises. As of 31 May, over 772,000 Congolese refugees are being hosted in countries in Africa.

From 1 January to 31 May alone, some 104,351 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in refugee flows to Uganda, Burundi and Zambia.

20 Jun 2018 description

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,

Colleagues,

Ladies and Gentlemen.

19 Jun 2018 description

*The figures presented reflect the refugee population covered by the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan and includes Burundian refugees who fled since April 2015, as well as some 37,000 Burundian refugees who had sought asylum in the region prior to April 2015. In addition to the population above, there are some 13,200 Burundian refugees in Kenya, 4,800 in Mozambique, 3,600 in Malawi and 2,500 in Zambia who are assisted within the respective country-level programmes. A further 23,000 Burundian refugees, who have lived for decades in Tanzania, no longer receive assistance.

14 Jun 2018 description

Summary Points

  • 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.

07 Jun 2018 description

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.

Operational Context

31 May 2018 description

Kalumbila-Zambia: Today, the Government of the Republic of Zambia has granted temporal Residence permits to 1,468 former Rwandan refugees at Meheba Refugee Settlement, marking the beginning of a process that will lead to local integration of some 4,000 Rwandan former refugees in Zambia.

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR is welcoming this progressive development as a landmark in providing sustainable solutions for former Rwandan refugees who have opted to remain in Zambia after the end of the voluntary repatriation in 2016.

27 May 2018 description

$204.4 million UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

Funded 22.0 million

Funding gap 182.5 million

23 May 2018 description

2018 PLANNED RESPONSE - ZAMBIA

76,000 PROJECTED REFUGEES
US$ 74M REQUIREMENTS
16 PARTNERS INVOLVED

Background and Achievements

23 May 2018 description

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

23 May 2018 description

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.

18 May 2018 description

*The figures presented reflect the refugee population covered by the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan and includes Burundian refugees who fled since April 2015, as well as some 37,000 Burundian refugees who had sought asylum in the region prior to April 2015. In addition to the population above, there are some 13,200 Burundian refugees in Kenya, 4,800 in Mozambique, 3,600 in Malawi and 2,500 in Zambia who are assisted within the respective country-level programmes. A further 23,000 Burundian refugees, who have lived for decades in Tanzania, no longer receive assistance.

30 Apr 2018 description

The Statelessness Focal Points of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Member States with the support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency have held their first regional strategic workshop on eradicating statelessness in the region. The workshop which took place in Naivasha, Kenya from 24-27th April 2018, aimed to implementing the common regional framework to end statelessness by reinforcing inclusion within each State and contribute to peace building and sustainable development in the Great Lakes Region.

27 Apr 2018 description
  • 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.