Zambia: difficult conditions for Angolan refugee movements
A fleet of 7 trucks and 4 tractors is currently working in extremely difficult conditions to take Angolan refugees from Sijembela to a new camp site in Nangweshi, Zambia. So far, 800 have been moved. But an estimated 10,000 still remain in Sijembela. As yet unconfirmed reports say significant numbers of refugees are also crossing from Rivungu in Angola to Shangombo, but we have no independent verification. Another influx is expected further North, through Mwinilunga, following reports of military deployments near the Angolan town of Cazombo.
The total number of new arrivals from Angola since October has now reached 23,668 and more are expected.