On Friday 28 July 2023, Swedish Ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Johan Hallenborg, visited Congolese refugees at Mantapala Settlement in Nchelenge District, Luapula Province.
The Swedish Ambassador, accompanied by UNHCR Consultant in Zambia, Ms. Preeta Legislation, visited a number of tasks, had the chance to listen to from Congolese refugees within the settlement and planted nursery bushes.
The refugees shared their opinions and experiences with the Swedish Ambassador and his delegation.
Mantapala is house to just about 8,000 Congolese refugees, who fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the course of the inflow of 2018.
“I love the refugees for his or her resilience and hope and commend the UNHCR and its companions for his or her onerous work and dedication to refugees regardless of the various challenges. Sweden has for a long-time supported refugees by contributing to UNHCR’s international finances, and Sweden is UNHCR’s largest supplier of multi-year unearmarked funding,” stated Ambassador Hallenborg.
UNHCR’s Consultant described the Ambassador’s go to as an indication of exemplification of Sweden’s dedication to supporting refugees and different forcibly displaced folks.
Sweden is considered one of UNHCR’s high donors globally, whose versatile funding gives safety and life-saving help very important help to hundreds of thousands of refugees world wide.
Zambia at the moment hosts 88,033 refugees and different individuals of concern residing in three refugee settlements and in city areas.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
This Press Launch has been issued by APO. The content material shouldn’t be monitored by the editorial staff of African Enterprise and never of the content material has been checked or validated by our editorial groups, proof readers or reality checkers. The issuer is solely accountable for the content material of this announcement.