Zambia - Relocation of Angolan Refugees: Update 21 Mar 2000

From IOM Pres Briefing Notes
As of 21 March, IOM has provided return assistance to 3,743 Angolan refugees from the border area of Sinjembela to a new camp located inland at Nangweshi. So far, IOM and UNHCR have transferred more than 6,500 refugees with some 3,500 still remaining in the border area. Road conditions between Sinjembela and Nangweshi have worsened due to the ongoing rainy season. To increase the overall effectiveness of the operation, IOM has hired extra trucks. A total of thirteen trucks are now rotating on a daily basis between Sinjembela and Nangweshi.