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UNHCR Zambia Factsheet, June 2019

Situation Report
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13,323 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) comprising 6,778 women and 6,545 men received monthly food rations in Mantapala Settlement, Luapula Province.

701 new asylum-seekers arrived in June - 558 from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 117 Burundi, 24 Somalia and two were of other nationalities. New arrivals are accommodated in Mantapala Settlement.

A combined 150,000 refugees and host community members in North Western, Western, Northern,
Luapula and Lusaka will benefit from a newly launched German-funded water and sanitation project, which is expected to provide sufficient water 20ltrs/person/day.

Working with Partners

  • UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, works closely with the Office of the Commissioner for Refugees (COR) in the Ministry of Home Affairs and key government line ministries.

  • It also works in partnership with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and NGOs, such as the Zambia Red Cross | Action Africa Help | Self Help Africa | Plan International | People in Need | Oxfam Caritas Czech Republic | CARE International | Norwegian Church Aid and World Vision Zambia.

  • The majority of the NGOs and UN agencies are providing support to Congolese refugees, most of whom are in Mantapala Settlement, in northern Zambia.

  • Together with the Government, UNHCR also provides basic social support to persons of concern in the older refugee settlements of Meheba and Mayukwayukwa, in Western and North Western provinces, respectively.