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REFUGEE REPATRIATION: UNHCR Confirm Voluntary Repatriation of More Than 200 Refugees From North Ubangi

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have confirmed that an estimated number of at least 201 refugees have returned to Bangui, the Central African Republic from the North Ubangi Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the year 2024.

The UNHCR also revealed that some Central African Republic refugees continue to demonstrate the desire to return to their country of origin.

On the eve of World Refugee Day, the UNHCR facilitated, in the third wave, the voluntary return of 71 Central African Republic refugees to Bangui.

The first convoy left Congolese soil on Wednesday May 29 by a UNHCR flight from Gbadolite airport to Bangui.

At least 59 people, including 30 men and 29 women repatriated by the UNHCR, which is also organizing the operation with the support of the WFP (World Food Program) and the support of the CNR (National Commission for Refugees).

The second convoy, which took place on June 6, 2024, transported 71 Central African Republic refugees to their country of origin bringing the total number of repatriated refugees to 201 volunteers who have since returned to their country.

Refugees from the Central African Republic fled and settle into the DR Congo in 2013 following breakout of war in their native country.

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