by Omphile Ndlovu on 21 Sep 2019by Diggers Correspondent on 21 Sep 2019by Julia Malunga on 20 Sep 2019by Ulande Nkomesha on 20 Sep 2019
by Stuart Lisulo on 19 Sep 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 19 Sep 2019by Julia Malunga on 17 Sep 2019by Stuart Lisulo on 17 Sep 2019
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 20 Sep 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 19 Sep 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 19 Sep 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 18 Sep 2019
- Goal Diggers
by Mazuba Muleya on 18 Sep 2019by Abraham Kalito on 17 Sep 2019by Abraham Kalito on 13 Sep 2019by Abraham Kalito on 13 Sep 2019
by Diggers Editor on 20 Sep 2019by Diggers Editor on 19 Sep 2019by Diggers Editor on 18 Sep 2019by Diggers Editor on 17 Sep 2019
- Guest Diggers
by Simon Manda, PhD on 16 Sep 2019by Simon Manda, PhD on 7 Sep 2019by pilAto/ Fumba Chama on 7 Sep 2019by Chisoni Mumba, PhD on 17 Aug 2019
- Editor's Choice
by Diggers Correspondent on 24 May 2019by Diggers Reporter on 4 Mar 2019by Andyford Mayele Banda on 29 Jan 2019by Davies Mwila on 22 Jan 2019
by Diggers Correspondent on 11 Aug 2019by Mukosha Funga on 27 Jul 2019by Mukosha Funga on 21 Jul 2019by Web Master on 27 Jun 2019
Govt seeks over $74m for DRC refugeesBy Sipilisiwe Ncube on 24 May 2018
Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has asked for donnations of over US$74.2 million from various stakeholders in the country to in order to address the critical needs of Congolese refugees in Zambia for 2018 alone.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Kampyongo was speaking when he launched the Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRPP) Zambia Chapter in Lusaka, Wednesday.
He said there was a current emergency response and anticipated influx of refugees coming through Northern and Copperbelt Provinces.
Kampyongo appealed for increased support from donors, development partners, NGOs, the Private Sector and other institutions in order to enable government fulfil its obligation.
He said the funding was required in view of the current emergency response in Luapula Province, increased new arrivals in Meheba and an anticipated larger influx of refugees through the two provinces.
“The Government, with support from UNHCR, other UN agencies and partners, needs to strengthen the reception capacity and improve conditions in all centres in border areas and ensure the provision of adequate clean and safe water and sanitation, core relief items, food and nutrition support, health services and shelter, among others things. Out of the more than US$74.2 million funding required, the UNHCR has, so far, received only US$8.3 million,” the statement quoted Kampyongo as saying.
He revealed that the country hosted 42, 419 Congolese refugees of which 20, 718 had sought asylum in Zambia since 2017.
“In line with Zambia’s longstanding history in offering international protection and assisting refugees from the region and beyond, the country currently hosts over 42,419 Congolese refugees, of which 20,718 have sought asylum in the country since January 2017. Most refugees in Zambia live in three refugee settlements, namely Mayukwayukwa, Meheba and the newly established Mantapala, which, when fully developed, will host a refugee population of more than 15,000. Other refugees are self-settled across five provinces, including urban areas such as Lusaka and Ndola. To adequately respond to the needs of Congolese refugees and the local communities hosting them, the Government further requires support to repair access and internal roads to Mantapala and Meheba Refugee Settlements, build and improve infrastructure for government workers and consolidate the provisions of essential services to refugees and host communities,” Kampyongo disclosed.
Kampyongo added that the country had since Augusts 2017 been receiving an increasing number of refugees from the DRC.
“Since August 2017, Zambia has been receiving an increasing number of refugees fleeing insecurity in some parts of the DRC in most parts of Haut Katanga and Tanganyika Provinces. Most of them are arriving through informal and formal border entry points in Luapula and Northern Province. As the influx continues through the North, North-Western and Copperbelt Provinces, it is anticipated that Zambia may host altogether some 76,000 refugees by the end of 2018,” said Kampyongo.
About Sipilisiwe Ncube
Sipilisiwe Ncube has a background in radio news.
Email: sipilisiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
- Lungu forcing self-driven Constitution on Zambians – Milupi - 20 Sep 2019
- We’re poorly funded to fight all corruption – ACC - 19 Sep 2019
- Zambia plans maize exports to DRC - 19 Sep 2019
- Zambeef driver commits suicide - 19 Sep 2019
- 2020 budget should clear K1.2 billion owed to medical suppliers, demands PSZ - 18 Sep 2019
- Thanks to Goswami, Lungu’s chickens are coming home to roost (12,951 views)
- PF need a miracle to pass Bill 10 – Nkombo (2,084 views)
- UK responds with relief food to hunger disaster (2,069 views)
- Lungu’s continued association with Findlay damaging the Presidency - KBF (1,522 view)
- Power is like buttocks, when you go up, prepare to go down (1,043 view)
- Zesco tariffs to go up by 75%, we also need to revise fuel prices - Minister
- HH shouldn’t be moving around like a cockroach in the kitchen - Bowman
- Germany ambassador offers to help FAZ find a coach
- Airtel agent in court for defiling wife’s sisters
- We warned Lungu over his friendship with Valden Findlay
Subscribe For News In Email
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend