Dzaleka refugee camp to relocate to Chitipa

Written by  Mana

Government is planning to relocate Dzaleka Refugee Camp from Dowa to Chitipa in the Northern part of Malawi.

Students visiting Dzaleka Refugee camp Students visiting Dzaleka Refugee camp
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In a draft Dowa Socio-Economic profile (SEP) and District Development Planning framework (DDPF) 2015-2020, the influx of refugees in the district has led to high population growth rate which is at 3.1 percent comparing to 2.8 percent at a national level.

 

According to the documents, the council has a development plan whose objective is to reduce the population growth by 35 percent by 2019 and reducing the number of refugees living in the district through lobbying for refugee camp relocation.

 

Community based development projects in Dowa have for long time been implemented by the council without a Socio Economic Profile (SEP) and District Development Planning framework (DDPF).

Dzaleka refugee camp is hosting refugees from war torn countries of Somalia, Angola, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ethiopia.

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