The UN refugee agency and Zambian officials have resumed repatriation of Congolese refugees after suspending the effort due to a lack of funds last year, the agency said on May 6. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says over 64,000 Congolese fled to Zambia during a 1998-2003 civil war and some 55,000 remain in the country. UNHCR said in a statement that 19,336 of the refugees would be sent back to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this year under a drive that was relaunched on May 5. (Reuters)

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