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Ministry of Defence Justice and Security(MDJS)
Former Angolan Refugees Repatriation
11/10/13
REPATRIATION OF FORMER ANGOLAN REFUGEES

 

REPATRIATION OF FORMER ANGOLAN REFUGEES

Following the press release issued by the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security on Government Declaration of Cessation of Refugee Status with regard to former Angolan Refugees on the 7th August 2013, the repatriation exercise for the former Angolan refugees is ongoing until end of October 2013.


In light of the fundamental changes that have taken place in Angola since the end of the civil war, it is considered that those Angolan refugees remaining in exile who were granted refugee status on account of the civil war in Angola and the war of independence that preceded it should now be able to reclaim the national protection of their country of origin. The second stage of repatriation took place on the 11th October 2013,whereby 51 families which add up to 178 individuals were repatriated by the Government of Botswana to their home country, Angola.

 

 

 

Angola and the war of independence that preceded it should now be able to reclaim the national protection of their country of The second stage of repatriation took place on the 11th Ocober 2013,wherby 51 families which add up to 178 individuals were repartiated by the government of Botswana to their home countrywhich in Angola.

The remaining families are expected to be sent home between the 23rd to the 25th of October 2013,and as targetted the repartriation process will be finalised by end of October 2013.

Although there are some special cases whereby children are still writing their examinations at school, further consultations have been done with relevant stakeholders and the former Angolan refugees will be assisted accordingly to return home in peace and with dignity.

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