Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security has said the tripartite voluntary repatriation (Volrep) agreement with Mozambican government and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will help to decongest Luwani Camp in Neno from this month of June.
Senior deputy secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security Patricia Liabuba made the remarks at the opening of the three-day workshop foe People of Concern project organised by the World Vision Malawi in Blantyre from Monday.
The workshop is meant to draw lessons and best practices in refugees’ management at Luwani Camp in order for stakeholders to deliver better in future programming.
Liabuba said the development will help the ministry to have the capacity to repatriate asylum seekers from Mozambique.
“There are reports of stability in that country. The agreement will ensure concerned parties of that peace and decongest Luwani Camp through repatriation exercise of the people to Mozambique.
“We are planning other means to provide adequate environment for refugees in the country,” said Liabuba.
She further commended World Vision of Malawi and other stakeholders for humanitarian support being rendered to the refugees.
Director of Operations at World Vision Malawi, Charles Chimombo said they complement government efforts in the humanitarian sector by providing food aid to 3000 displaced Mozambicans at the camp.