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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

UNHCR Chief arrives in Zambia

General News UNHCR Chief arrives in Zambia

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr Filippo Grandi,
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr Filippo Grandi,

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Fillipo Grandi has commended the Government of the Republic of Zambia for the exemplary role played in the protection of refugees.

Speaking upon arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport today, Mr Grandi said Zambia has been generous over the decades, as seen through the hosting of refugees from several countries that have undergone trouble and instability especially the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Angola.

He explained that over the years, Zambia has been a safe haven for these people, and it should be commended, adding that refugees and persons of concern have continued to find solace in the various settlements dotted across the country.

Mr Grandi further commended government for being one of the few countries in Africa that has adopted the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) which is being piloted at Mantapala Refugee Settlement in Luapula Province.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, is in Zambia for a three-day working visit, and is expected to visit Mantapala Refugee Settlement in Luapula Province, where Congolese refugees are being hosted.

He is also scheduled to visit the actual refugee settlement in Luapula, where the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework is being implemented to see how the programme has been rolled out.

4 COMMENTS

  1. A government that gets praise for how it treats foreigners rather than its own people is a good example of a failed state. A sign that the government think of you all as insignificant and only important during election time. Reminds me of my black zambian exes who would kill just to help a white person and in process not help a fellow zambian. Then I met my white wife who has volunteered and done a lot to help poor Africans. This is why I love her. My vanilla icecream

    • And UNHCR Chief arrival makes headlines in Zambia….meanwhile Lungu was speaking to empty seats at UN and his arrival in New York wasn’t even in any local community newspaper….but the UNHCR chief will be treated like the almighty in Zambia

  2. Ha Prof. No Insoni come to Lusaka to hand a letter on his University Letterhead? Dull Prof. Welcome to Zambia Mr. High Commissioner.

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