Repatriation of Angolan refugees continues-UNHCR

The voluntary repatriation of Angolan refugees has continued and so far with 86 that have been repatriated by air.
According to UNHCR Zambia public information associate Kelvin Shimo, more flights were scheduled to take place in the coming few days to repatriate refugees in Maheba in Solwezi and Mayukwayukwa in Kaoma refugee settlements respectively.
Shimo said that the refugees based in Kaoma District were airlifted to Angola at the weekend from Mongu Airport.
The voluntary repatriation was being undertaken by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), working with UNHCR and the government of Zambia.
He said UNHCR was working in collaboration with the IOM, which was facilitating logistics and transportation for the refugees from the settlements to the final destination in Angola.
Shimo said the next planned voluntary repatriation from Mayukwayukwa was expected to take place on January 24.
“And government officials, UNHCR and IOM have continued to sensitise and register former Angolan refugees wishing to return home, so that they are repatriated in good time,” he said.
He explained that more flights were scheduled to take place in the coming few days to repatriate refugees in Maheba in Solwezi and Mayukwayukwa in Kaoma refugee settlements respectively.
Shimo said that said the agency’s top priority for the Zambian operation was to support the achievement of durable solutions for Angolan and other refugees.
Since the organized repatriation programme resumed, UNHCR has facilitated the return of more refugees to Angola.

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