Notes to broadcasters on refugees

    | June 27, 2011

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    The United Nations defines refugees as people who flee their country “to escape persecution, the threat of imprisonment and even threats to their lives. They need a safe haven where they can recover from mental and physical trauma and rebuild their hopes for a better future.” June 20, 2011 marks the United Nations’ World Refugee Day. For more information, visit:

    Other recent news stories from Congo-Brazzaville (in French only):

    Latest statistics and discussion about refugees can be accessed here (English only):

    Background information on refugees in DR Congo: 

    Here are two stories on refugees published in Farm Radio Weekly:

    DRC: Addressing land disputes through decentralization and mediation (FRW 122, August 2010).

    Africa: Farming improves refugees’ food security and self-sufficiency (FRW 11, February 2008).

    For additional broadcast material related to refugees’ health and food security, please consider the following scripts:
    Health considerations for refugees. Package 67, Script 9, June 2003.

    Growing vegetables in a refugee camp. Package 67, Script 5, June 2003.

    An innovative farmer grows food for refugees. Package 67, Script 3, June 2003.