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Angola: Refugees arrive from Kasai, DRC

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 20:00
Over 20,000 refugees, many of whom have harrowing tales of brutal militia attacks, have fled violence in the DRC's Kasai Province.
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Congolese family puts tragedy behind them and heads for new life in France

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 20:00
Bora Riziki fled DRC to South Africa. Later, after her husband and brother were killed, she was given the chance of a new start with her children in Europe.
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Update: Over 20,000 DRC refugees in Angola

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 20:00
Some 20,563 refugees have now arrived in Angola, fleeing insecurity and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region since early April. A steady stream of refugees continue to cross into...
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UNHCR delivers food and relief items to DRC refugees in Angola

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 20:00
Prosperous farmer is grateful to escape DRC violence that has caused over 20,000 to flee.
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Skin markings save farmer escaping DRC violence

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 20:00
Tribal tattooing helps woman flee militia rampage in Kasai province, which has driven close to 20,000 people to seek refuge in neighbouring Angola.
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Angola: UNHCR airlifts aid to newly-arrived refugees from the DRC

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 20:00
A plane carrying UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, core relief items arrived in Luanda, Angola, to assist over 11,000 people who fled a recent surge of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The...
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Kasai violence drives over 11,000 Congolese to seek refuge in Angola

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 20:00
A spike of violence in the Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has now forced over 11,000 refugees to seek safety in Angola. Border points and villages inside the Southern African...
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Diner gives Burundian refugee a taste of self reliance

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
Running a small neighborhood restaurant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gives a cook back her pride and her independence.
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Inclusion of South African women in refugee skills training project benefits all involved

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
Refugee access to livelihoods and the labour market through maintaining harmonious relationships with the host population in urban settings, is an objective to which UNHCR is committed.
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Refugees demonstrate entrepreneurship and creativity

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:00
In Malawi, refugees use their initiative to establish small businesses to help support their families.
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Recognised refugees in South Africa call for public education on their right to work

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 20:00
While recognised refugees have little to worry about from Government's inspection of businesses not in compliance with the '60 percent employ South African rule', it is their colleagues and peers, who do not understand their right to work that has them living in fear.
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UNHCR begins expanding health centre in Malawi refugee camp however more support is needed

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:00
Much need improvements are now underway in the health centre in Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi, however without continued financial support, it will difficult to keep the center stocked with much needed medicines and supplies.
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One of the oldest refugee settlements in Africa gets new banking services for the first time

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 20:00
Mayukwayuka refugee settlement was established in Zambia in 1966 to host refugees fleeing from Angola's civil war. For the first time, banking services are now available in the camp thanks to the entrepreneurship of a former Angolan refugee.
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Refugees and former refugees have enormous potential to contribute to Zambia's economy

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 20:00
UNHCR Releases report on the economic impact of refugees hosted in Zambia
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I still can't believe I'm a refugee

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 20:00
Congolese refugee regains hope as an instructor for UNHCR-funded livelihoods programme.
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Land needed urgently for camps for Burundian refugee arrivals

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 20:00
As hundreds of Burundian refugees continue to flow into neighbouring countries every week, UNHCR is calling on host governments to urgently provide more land to ensure shelter and avert a drastic deterioration...
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