Aug 23

Namibia commences repatriation DRC refugees

Namibia commenced the repatriation of 96 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The two-day exercise is a result of a successful collaboration between the government of Namibia, DRC and facilitation through UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. This is the first group of some 200 refugees and asylum-seekers in Namibia, who will be returning voluntarily to the DRC this year. Intention surveys and individual reviews carried out by UNHCR have ensured that these repatriations are informed and voluntary, allowing refugees to return to their country of origin in safety and dignity.