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Angolan refugees from DRC get assistance

Luanda, 06/13 - A group of 279 Angolan refugees who arrived Sunday in Luanda from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, received a package of food aid for three months in the elderly home of Beiral.

The package comprises oil, beans, maize and salt in a quantity enough to sustain them until they are reintegrated in the society.

According to the provincial director of the Social Welfare Ministry, Augusta Dias, each family member has also got a repatriation kit comprising buckets, cutlery, dishes and other household utensils.

In Beiral, the refugees also received information related to HIV/Aids and about the dangers of mines.

The repatriates aged between 18 and 50 years, got Usd 100 each from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), The next stage of the operation of voluntary and organised repatriation of refugees is set for June 19 this year.

According to official estimates, over 300.000 Angolan refugees have returned home since 2000.