United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Assistant High Commissioner, Erica Feller, has described Zambia as a hub of peace in the Southern African region.
Ms. Feller said Zambia’s peaceful environment is vital for the protection of people seeking asylum in the Southern region.
She was speaking at Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka today upon arrival from Geneva, Switzerland.
She said Zambia has for a long time now been hosting thousands of refugees from countries that faced political conflicts in the region and beyond.
Ms. Feller has thanked the Zambian government for being generous to host refugees from other countries.
She said it is therefore appropriate that Zambia will host the dialogue meeting during the UNHCR’s commemoration of the 60th Global Anniversary.
While in the country, Ms. Feller will call on Vice President George Kunda and meet with some stakeholders.