Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:36 - Updated Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:36
Over 1,000 refugees repatriated to DRC
Dundo - The number of refugees who returned to Central Kassai province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), rose to 1,466, as part of the voluntary and spontaneous repatriation started on 19 August this year.
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LUNDA NORTE: DRC REFUGEES AT LÓVUA SHELTER CENTRE
Photo: HÉLDER DIAS
The process is supported by the Angolan government.
Three trucks continue carrying the 18,800, of the 23,686 refugees, who have unilaterally decided to return home, since dawn Sunday.
The first bulk, made up of 1,066 refugees, was repatriated Monday, amongst 645 children, 306 women and 645 men.
A total of 23, 684 refugees were settled in the Lóvua Shelter Center since May 2017, including 11,646 children and 600 pregnant women.
The desperate migration of over 35,000 Congolese citizens to Angola stemmed from the extreme and widespread violence caused by political and ethnic tensions in the DRC in May 2017.
- 19/08/2019 17:13:38
Dundo - The Minister of National Defense, Salviano Cerqueira, said Monday that aid to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the Lóvua Shelter Center, province of Lunda Norte, is unavoidable.
- 19/08/2019 13:22:18
Dundo - Angola's ministers of Defense, Salviano de Jesus Sequeira, and Social Action, Family and Woman Promotion, Faustina Fernandes Alves, started assessing this Monday, in eastern Lunda Norte, the current situation of the Democratic Republic of Congo refugees.
- 19/08/2019 11:50:11
Dundo - The Angolan authorities have provided all necessary aid to refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) located in Angola, although some unilaterally decided to walk out of the fields they had been accommodated, said on Sunday a source familiar with process.