One hundred and five (105) Central African Republic refugees living in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) for several years have been repatriated to their homeland within the past several weeks.
The United Nations High Commission organised the voluntary repatriation for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS).
On their arrival in the Central African Republic, they are expected to be provided with basic survival items by the UNHCR for some months before they are left to fend for themselves.
While in Congo Brazzaville, the refugees set up a structure called the Community of Refugees and Asylum Seekers to facilitate their insertion within the Congolese society.
The structure eventually registered 1,774 refugees in Brazzaville and 3,000 others resident between Betou in Likouala, Ouesso in Sangha, and Pointe-Noire.
Most refugees remain in Congo Brazzaville and insist on not returning until peace is restored in the Central African Republic.
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