The United Nations Refugee Agency says it has begun a major operation to relocate nearly ten thousand Mozambican asylum seekers in Malawi in an effort to improve their living conditions. Recent clashes in Mozambique between government forces and the Mozambican National Resistance opposition group have caused more than six thousand to flee to safety in neighbouring Malawi. UNHCR and the Government of Malawi agreed to transfer the asylum seekers to a camp in Luwani, which hosted Mozambican refugees during the 1977-1992 civil war and was later closed in 2007. Asylum seekers will have better facilities and services at the camp, including health, education, water, protection and will be involved in self-reliance activities such as agriculture.
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