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Zambia hosts over 100,000 refugees, asylum-seekers and others of concern. The majority of people of concern are refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo and wider Great Lakes region as well as Angolan and Rwandan former refugees. The people of concern reside in Mantapala, Meheba and Mayukwayukwa refugee settlements as well as in Lusaka and other urban centres. UNHCR has four offices in Zambia including a Representation Office in Lusaka, Field Offices in Solwezi and Kawambwa, and a Field Unit in Kaoma.
Within the context of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), under the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) employing the whole-of-society approach, UNHCR provides comprehensive and solutions-oriented support, including livelihoods and self-reliance activities, to people of concern while advocating for the inclusion of refugees and other people of concern in the national system. In the context of COVID-19 pandemic, UNHCR has adapted work modalities to continue delivering protection and assistance to people of concern in Zambia in close coordination with the Government of Zambia and other stakeholders.
All Persons of Concern JSON 
103,495
آخر تحديث 31 May 2022
Source - UNHCR, Government 
All Refugees JSON 
73,906
آخر تحديث 31 May 2022
Source - UNHCR, Government 
All Asylum Seekers JSON 
5,915
آخر تحديث 31 May 2022
Source - Government, UNHCR 
All Former Refugees JSON 
23,674
آخر تحديث 31 May 2022
Source - Government 
Refugees by Origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source تاريخ البيانات Population
Dem. Rep. of the Congo Government 31 May 2022
  84.0%
62,063
Burundi Government 31 May 2022
  9.8%
7,265
Somalia Government 31 May 2022
  4.4%
3,226
Rwanda Government 31 May 2022
  1.0%
708
Others Government 31 May 2022
  0.9%
644


Asylum Seekers by Origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source تاريخ البيانات Population
Dem. Rep. of the Congo Government 31 May 2022
  65.1%
3,848
Burundi Government 31 May 2022
  17.2%
1,017
Somalia Government 31 May 2022
  11.3%
666
Others Government 31 May 2022
  6.2%
365
Rwanda Government 31 May 2022
  0.3%
19


Former Refugees by Origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source تاريخ البيانات Population
Angola Government 31 May 2022
  80.5%
19,069
Rwanda Government 31 May 2022
  19.5%
4,605


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    Zambia - UNHCR Operational Update February 2022

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    Zambia - UNHCR Operational Update February 2022
    تاريخ النشر: 10 May 2022 (1 month ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 10 May 2022 (1 month ago)
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    Zambia Achievement Report 2021 - Mayukwayukwa refugee settlement

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    تاريخ النشر: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
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    Zambia achievement Report 2021 - Urban

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    Achievement Report 2021 - Urban Refugee Programme in Zambia
    تاريخ النشر: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
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    Zambia - UNHCR Monthly Operational Update - 2022

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    UNHCR Monthly Operational Update - 2022
    تاريخ النشر: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
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    Zambia Achievement Report 2021 - Mantapala settlement

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    Mantapala settlement 2021
    تاريخ النشر: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
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    DRC RRRP - Zambian Chapter

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    DRC RRRP - Zambian Chapter
    تاريخ النشر: 28 September 2021 (9 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 28 September 2021 (9 months ago)
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    3W for Mantapala Settlement

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    PARTNR SECTOR LIST IN MANTAPALA SETTLEMENT
    تاريخ النشر: 6 March 2019 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 6 March 2019 (3 years ago)
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    Zambia - 3W Matrix

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    National Emergency Response Partners
    تاريخ النشر: 6 March 2018 (4 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 16 April 2018 (4 years ago)
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    MMC WEST AFRICA - 4Mi Snapshot - October 2018

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    Aspirations of refugees and migrants from West Africa.
    تاريخ النشر: 30 October 2018 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 14 November 2018 (3 years ago)
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    COVID-19 Weekly Update

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    COVID-19 Weekly Update
    تاريخ النشر: 11 August 2021 (10 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 11 August 2021 (10 months ago)
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    UNHCR Zambia Covid-19 Update

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    Covid Update
    تاريخ النشر: 3 April 2020 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 3 April 2020 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR MAGAZINE 2020

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    تاريخ النشر: 4 September 2021 (9 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 4 September 2021 (9 months ago)
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    PSEA STORY

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    SITUATIONAL uPDATE
    تاريخ النشر: 19 June 2019 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 19 June 2019 (3 years ago)
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    Zambia Achievement Report 2021 - Mayukwayukwa refugee settlement

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    تاريخ النشر: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
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    Zambia achievement Report 2021 - Urban

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    Achievement Report 2021 - Urban Refugee Programme in Zambia
    تاريخ النشر: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
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    Zambia Achievement Report 2021 - Mantapala settlement

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    Mantapala settlement 2021
    تاريخ النشر: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
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    Zambia Achievement Report 2021 - Meheba refugee settlement

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    تاريخ النشر: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR Rwanda Returnees Statistics - December 2021

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    UNHCR Rwanda Returnees Statistics - December 2021
    تاريخ النشر: 10 January 2022 (5 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 10 January 2022 (5 months ago)
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    UNHCR Rwanda Returnees Statistics - December 2021

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    UNHCR Rwanda Returnees Statistics - December 2021
    تاريخ النشر: 10 January 2022 (5 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 10 January 2022 (5 months ago)
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    Zambia, Settlement profiles - February-2021

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    Settlement profiles
    تاريخ النشر: 2 March 2021 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 2 March 2021 (1 year ago)
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    Statistics Map

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    Statistics Map of Zambia for the month of October 2019
    تاريخ النشر: 4 November 2019 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 4 November 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Stastics

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    Statistics of persons of concern in Zambia
    تاريخ النشر: 4 November 2019 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 4 November 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Statistics

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    Country-wide statistics of persons of concern in Zambia
    تاريخ النشر: 4 November 2019 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 4 November 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Event report - Zambia country chapter launch of the DRC RRRP 2018

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    Event report - Zambia country chapter launch of the DRC RRRP 2018
    تاريخ النشر: 14 June 2018 (4 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 14 June 2018 (4 years ago)
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    Funding snapshot - Regional RRRP for the DRC (June 2018)

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    Funding snapshot - Regional RRRP for the DRC (June 2018)
    تاريخ النشر: 12 June 2018 (4 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 14 June 2018 (4 years ago)
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    Funding snapshot - Regional RRRP for the DRC (May 2018)

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    Funding snapshot - Regional RRRP for the DRC (May 2018)
    تاريخ النشر: 2 May 2018 (4 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 3 May 2018 (4 years ago)
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    Zambia Chapter of the Regional Refugee Response Plan for the Democratic Republic of Congo – DRC

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    Zambia Chapter of the Regional Refugee Response Plan for the Democratic Republic of Congo – DRC
    تاريخ النشر: 27 March 2018 (4 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 12 April 2018 (4 years ago)
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    Democratic Republic of Congo Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2018

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    Democratic Republic of Congo Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2018
    تاريخ النشر: 27 March 2018 (4 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 27 March 2018 (4 years ago)
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    Zambia Presence Map - February 2021

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    Zambia Presence Map
    تاريخ النشر: 2 March 2021 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 2 March 2021 (1 year ago)
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    Southern Africa Region - Persons of Concern - as of mid-2018

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    Southern Africa Region - Persons of Concern - as of mid-2018
    تاريخ النشر: 20 July 2020 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 5 December 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Southern Africa Region - Persons of Concern - as of 31 Dec 2017

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    Southern Africa Region - Persons of Concern - as of 31 Dec 2017
    تاريخ النشر: 20 July 2020 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 12 March 2018 (4 years ago)
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    Zambia - Inset Map - 03 October 2016

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    Zambia - Inset Map - 03 October 2016
    تاريخ النشر: 20 July 2020 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 10 January 2017 (5 years ago)
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    Zambia Atlas Map

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    Map in Adobe Acrobat format related to a UNHCR operation
    تاريخ النشر: 20 July 2020 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 3 March 2011 (11 years ago)
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    Lusaka Inter-Agency Coordination Minutes (19 October 2018)

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    Lusaka Inter-Agency Coordination Minutes (19 October 2018)
    تاريخ النشر: 30 October 2018 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 30 October 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Lusaka Inter-Agency Coordination Minutes (21 September 2018)

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    Lusaka Inter-Agency Coordination Minutes (21 September 2018)
    تاريخ النشر: 25 September 2018 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 25 September 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Lusaka Inter-Agency Coordination Minutes (17 August 2018)

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    Lusaka Inter-Agency Coordination Minutes (17 August 2018)
    تاريخ النشر: 24 August 2018 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 5 September 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Lusaka Inter-Agency Coordination Minutes (20 July 2018)

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    Lusaka Inter-Agency Coordination Minutes (20 July 2018)
    تاريخ النشر: 24 July 2018 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 24 July 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Lusaka Inter-Agency Coordination Minutes (8 June 2018)

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    Lusaka Inter-Agency Coordination Minutes (8 June 2018)
    تاريخ النشر: 13 June 2018 (4 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 13 June 2018 (4 years ago)
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    Summary - The Democratic Republic of the Congo Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2020-2021

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    The 2020-2021 Regional Refugee Response Plan for the DRC situation is covering the inter-agency response in the countries of asylum for Congolese refugees neighbouring the DRC: Angola, Burundi, Republ...
    تاريخ النشر: 6 March 2020 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 6 March 2020 (2 years ago)
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    DRC 2019-2020 RRRP At A Glance - fr

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    Le résumé du Plan de Réponse Régional 2019-2020 pour les Réfugiés (PRRR) relatif à Situation de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC)
    تاريخ النشر: 11 December 2018 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 12 December 2018 (3 years ago)
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    DRC 2019-2020 RRRP At A Glance - en

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    A summary of the 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan for the Congolese refugees in the region
    تاريخ النشر: 11 December 2018 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 12 December 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Janet Rogan. RRRP Launch in Lusaka - Zambia chapter

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    Remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Janet Rogan. RRRP Launch in Lusaka - Zambia chapter
    تاريخ النشر: 23 May 2018 (4 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 24 May 2018 (4 years ago)
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    Remarks by UNICEF . RRRP Launch in Lusaka - Zambia chapter

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    Remarks by UNICEF . RRRP Launch in Lusaka - Zambia chapter
    تاريخ النشر: 23 May 2018 (4 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 24 May 2018 (4 years ago)
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    DRC 2021 RRRP

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    FUNDING APPEAL
    تاريخ النشر: 11 August 2021 (10 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 11 August 2021 (10 months ago)
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2020-2021

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    The 2020-2021 Regional Refugee Response Plan for the DRC situation is covering the inter-agency response in the countries of asylum for Congolese refugees neighbouring the DRC: Angola, Burundi, Republ...
    تاريخ النشر: 6 March 2020 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 5 March 2020 (2 years ago)
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    The Democratic Republic of Congo Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2019-2020 - Revised in June 2019

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    The Democratic Republic of Congo Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2019-2020 - Revised in June 2019
    تاريخ النشر: 30 June 2019 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 30 June 2019 (3 years ago)
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    UNHCR-UNDP Joint Programming Initiatives for the DRC situation

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    UNHCR and UNDP join forces to find sustainable solutions for Congolese refugees and host communities.Within the framework of the 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for the DRC situation, ...
    تاريخ النشر: 16 January 2019 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 16 January 2019 (3 years ago)
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    The Democratic Republic of Congo Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2019-2020

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    The 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan for the DRC situation presents the biannual inter-agency effort to capture the needs of Congolese refugees in the region. By the end of 2019, at a first st...
    تاريخ النشر: 11 December 2018 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 11 December 2018 (3 years ago)
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    Event report - Zambia country chapter launch of the DRC RRRP 2018

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    Event report - Zambia country chapter launch of the DRC RRRP 2018
    تاريخ النشر: 14 June 2018 (4 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 14 June 2018 (4 years ago)
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    Zambia - UNHCR Monthly Operational Update - 2022

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    UNHCR Monthly Operational Update - 2022
    تاريخ النشر: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 March 2022 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR Zambia Factsheet February 2020

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    Factsheet
    تاريخ النشر: 31 March 2020 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 31 March 2020 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Regional Update - DRC situation December 2019

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    An update on the situation of the DRC refugees and UNHCR’s operations in the region
    تاريخ النشر: 20 March 2020 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 March 2020 (2 years ago)
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    Humanitarian Ambassadors Briefing Note

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    Briefing Note
    تاريخ النشر: 3 February 2020 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 3 February 2020 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Regional Update - DRC situation October 2019

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    An update on the situation of the DRC refugees and UNHCR’s operations in the region
    تاريخ النشر: 1 December 2019 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 20 December 2019 (2 years ago)
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    Zambia - UNHCR Operational Update February 2022

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    Zambia - UNHCR Operational Update February 2022
    تاريخ النشر: 10 May 2022 (1 month ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 10 May 2022 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR Zambia Operational Update - October 2021

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    Operational Update - October 2021
    تاريخ النشر: 2 December 2021 (7 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 2 December 2021 (7 months ago)
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    July 2021 Operational Update - Zambia

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    Operational Update
    تاريخ النشر: 30 August 2021 (10 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 30 August 2021 (10 months ago)
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    Countrywide statistics for December 2019

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    Statistics
    تاريخ النشر: 3 February 2020 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 3 February 2020 (2 years ago)
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    Congolese statistics

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    Statistics of active Congolese as of 31 March 2019
    تاريخ النشر: 10 April 2019 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 10 April 2019 (3 years ago)
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    UNHCR Zambia Operational Update - September 2021

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    UNHCR Zambia Operational Update
    تاريخ النشر: 8 November 2021 (7 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 8 November 2021 (7 months ago)
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    June Operational Update for Zambia

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    June Operational Update for Zambia
    تاريخ النشر: 11 August 2021 (10 months ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 11 August 2021 (10 months ago)
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    Briefing note on Isibindi

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    Briefing Note
    تاريخ النشر: 3 February 2020 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 3 February 2020 (2 years ago)
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    Qualification passport briefing note

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    Briefing note
    تاريخ النشر: 3 February 2020 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 3 February 2020 (2 years ago)
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    SECTOR UPDATES

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    EDUCATION - MANTAPALA
    تاريخ النشر: 1 July 2019 (3 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 3 July 2019 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR partners with Jewel of Africa to train refugee youths in Lapidary

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    Livelihoods story
    تاريخ النشر: 23 May 2020 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 23 May 2020 (2 years ago)
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    Zambia, Urban Refugee Programme Briefing Note

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    Briefing Note
    تاريخ النشر: 2 November 2020 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 2 November 2020 (1 year ago)
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    Zambia, UNHCR Factsheet August 2020

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    Factsheet
    تاريخ النشر: 8 October 2020 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 8 October 2020 (1 year ago)
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    Zambia, settlement profiles

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    Settlement profiles
    تاريخ النشر: 7 October 2020 (1 year ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 7 October 2020 (1 year ago)
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    Briefing Note - ZTVA

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    Briefing Note
    تاريخ النشر: 3 February 2020 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 3 February 2020 (2 years ago)
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    Briefing Note - PSEA

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    Briefing Note
    تاريخ النشر: 3 February 2020 (2 years ago)
    تاريخ الانشاء: 3 February 2020 (2 years ago)
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    Refugee verification in Zambia

    UNHCR Zambia, 10 May 2022

    The verification of refugees and others of concern in Meheba refugee settlement has been running for over a month now. The exercise will be conducted country-wide in other refugee locations. إقرأ المزيد

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    Congolese voluntary repatriation from Zambia

    UNHCR Geneva, Switzerland, 28 Jan 2022

    https://www.unhcr.org/afr/news/briefing/2021/12/61c18d964/thousands-dr-congo-refugees-zambia-opt-head-home.html Thousands of DR Congo refugees in Zambia opt to head home This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's pre... إقرأ المزيد

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    UNHCR Regional Director meets Minister of Home Affairs

    UNHCR Zambia, 02 Dec 2021

    The UNHCR Regional Director for Southern Africa, Valentin Tapsoba, on the last day of his visit to Zambia, conferred with the Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Honourable Jack Mwimbu in Lusaka. إقرأ المزيد

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    UNHCR Zambia joins in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

    Commemoration of 16-days of activism against GBV, 02 Dec 2021

    UNHCR Zambia today joined the rest of world to commemorate the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women and to begin the 2021 campaign of the 16 days of Gender Activism against GBV. UNHCR, partners ( Caritas Czech Republic, Office of the Commissioner for Refugees & Makeni Hea... إقرأ المزيد

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    UNHCR Regional Director for Southern Africa Visits Jewel of Africa

    UNHCR Zambia, 16 Nov 2021

    UNHCR Regional Director for Southern Africa, Valentin Tapsoba, applauds the apprenticeship partnership between UNHCR Zambia and Jewel Of Africa. Jewel of Africa trains refugees and Zambians in Lapidary, a profession specializing in sorting, grading, cutting, polishing and designing of uncut gemsto... إقرأ المزيد

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is grateful for the support of

    Belgium Canada Czech Republic Denmark European Union France

    Germany Ireland Italy Japan Netherlands Norway Sweden

    Switzerland United Kingdom United States UN Trust Fund for Human Security Education Cannot Wait


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    IN FEBRUARY 2022 UNHCR referred 197 refugees for resettlement to Sweden. The Office also facilitated the US Citizenship and Immigration Service and Resettlement Support Center Circuit Rides to process 837 and 392 refugees respectively. 1,080 refugee households (4,377 individuals) from the DRC in Mantapala settlement have expressed intention to return. Some 263 households are ready to return immediately when voluntary repatriation will reassume. A total of 9,701 (M:4,264; F:5437) out patient department (OPD) consultations were made in urban areas and in the three refugee settlements with 22% (2,095) being members of the host community.
    10 May 2022
    97 Congolese refugees (32 households) were repatriated from Mantapala settlement to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the first week of January, In January, WFP distributed cash for food assistance, under the Cash-based Transfer (CBT) programme, to 16,965 refugees (8,309 men and 8,656 women) in Mantapala settlement. UNHCR’s livelihoods partner, Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) commenced the distribution of agricultural tools to 526 families out of the targeted 672 families in Meheba refugee settlement. received the tools. .
    20 Mar 2022
    Over a period of three weeks, from 21 December 2021, a total of 300 Congolese were repatriated from Zambia’s Mantapala settlement IN Luapula Province to Pweto, Haute Kantanga, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The 300 were repatriated in weekly convoys of 100 individuals.
    28 Jan 2022
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