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29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007


UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

21 Nov 2006 description

NGOMA, Namibia, November 21 (UNHCR) - A UNHCR-escorted convoy from Botswana has carried a group of Namibian refugees, including four in ambulances, back to their country and a homecoming where joy mingled with sadness.

The voluntary return by the 22 people was the second small repatriation of Namibians from Botswana this year, leaving behind about 1,100 of their countrymen who fled during a little-known secessionist struggle in Namibia's Caprivi Strip in the late 1990s.

03 Nov 2006 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

02 Nov 2006 description

FRANCISTOWN - The President Mr Festus Mogae has approved that 183 Angolan refugees who have been residing in Dukwi village be granted citizenship.

Permanent Secretary for Political Affairs in the Office of President, Mr Ernest Mpofu told BOPA that the Immigration officials will make all the necessary arrangements of issuing the refugees with the right documents.

After much wait, they can now breathe a sigh of relief because they are now citizens after the presidents approval.

13 Oct 2006 description

The fight against hunger and undernutrition has been a long-standing component of development efforts. Strategies to improve food security and nutrition are not only worth pursuing for their own sake, but are also key elements of poverty reduction. In spite of this, progress in combating hunger and malnutrition has been lagging for decades. Best practices to combat hunger and undernutrition have been available for a long while, but a lack of political will among leaders and a lack of political power among the poor have hampered their implementation.

30 Jun 2006 description


This paper provides a review of the literature on migration, HIV/AIDS and urban food security, and attempts to draw the links between these three powerful dynamics which are at play in Southern and Eastern Africa. The aim of the paper is to stimulate discussion and provide a platform for developing an action research agenda to inform policy and programming within these three inter-connected sectors.

27 Jan 2006 description

Menongue, 01/27 - At least 2.462 Angolans citizens, who were living in Zambia, Namibia and Botswana as refugees, were repatriated last year into southeastern Kuando-Kubango province, Angop learned.

The operation was jointly carried out by the provincial delegation of the Social Welfare Ministry and the UNHCR.

Meanwhile, another 856 people returned home spontaneously from Zambia, Namibia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said the source. At least 3,309 people are expected to be repatriated from those countries to complete the repatriation process.