Zambia is hosting over 76,000 refugees and asylum-seekers.
Where are the refugee camps in Zambia?
Two refugee camps, Kala and Mwange were in the north, as was Meheba settlement, while Mayukyukwa settlement was in the northwest.
How many refugee camps are in Zambia?
The total number of encamped refugees in Zambia is 91,360 Kala camp has 22,068 refugees, Mayukwayukwa has 5,969, Meheba has 18,037, Mwange 24,375 and Nangweshi 20,911.
What is the biggest refugee camp in Zambia?
Meheba and Mayukwayukwa, in western Zambia, are the country’s biggest refugee settlement camps, housing asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Rwanda, Burundi and even Somalia.
Are there refugees in Zambia?
Zambia currently hosts over 84,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Meheba, Mayukwayukwa and Mantapala settlements, as well as urban refugees in Lusaka. Most are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Rwanda, Burundi and Somalia.
Which ministry is responsible for the welfare of refugees in Zambia?
The Commissioner for Refugees handles asylum applications in Lusaka, and the Ministry of Social Welfare is mandated to provide for the basic needs of poor refugees, including food, clothing and shelter.
How many Somalis live in Zambia?
Zambia is host to between 3,000 and 4,000 Somalis holed up mainly in Lusaka and Ndola since the late 1960s when some of them migrated as workers for a transport company that was contracted to ferry fuel from Tanzania during an operation dubbed ‘Hell Run’.
How can I apply for asylum in Zambia?
What is the asylum process in Zambia? o Each asylum seeker must lodge an application for refugee status within 7 days of entry into Zambia, with any authorised officer, including immigration, the police, or the Commissioner for Refugees (COR).
How do I apply for unhcr?
In order to apply for registration, you have to request an appointment with UNHCR Malaysia. Individuals can request an appointment online using the Contact Form available on this website. Once you have submitted your request, kindly wait for UNHCR to contact you regarding an appointment.