Government of Zimbabwe
Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

Our Vision

To restore hope and dignity to the Refugees and prevent loss of human lives.

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Our Mission

To receive, determine status and provide care and maintenance to Refugees in Zimbabwe

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Our Objectives

To provide refugees and asylum seekers with continued protection

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Programme for the Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Zimbabwe

Our Milestones/ Operational Framework

The Commissioner for Refugees Office seeks to provide social service assistance and other protection interventions to all refugees and asylum seekers in Zimbabwe.

  • Refugees in Zimbabwe have access to civil registration and access to birth certificates, access to Identity documents and passports.
  • More than 1700 refugee children have access to primary education.
  • More than 500 children have access to secondary education.
  • At least 45 students every year are enrolled in local Universities and vocational colleges.
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How you may assist

  • Refugees need food, we accept both monitory and food in kind. We currently have an average of 11 000 refugees and asylum seekers in Tongogara Refugee Camp who are dependent on monthly food rations provided by the Government and other donor organisations (WFP and UNHCR).
  • Education_ due to increased monthly influx of asylum seekers enrolled in Tongogara Refugee Camp, the need for primary, secondary and tertiary education is increasing daily. You may help towards the construction of more class rooms, provision of stationary or paying of school fees for refugee children.
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About TRC

This is the official habitat for all refugees and asylum seekers in Zimbabwe. It is situated in the middle Sabi area of Chipinge District in Manicaland Province.

The encampment policy instituted by government requires all refugees to reside in the refugees’ camp.

TRC Location

Tongogara Refugee Camp (TRC) is located in Chipangayi area of Chipinge District, Province of  Manicaland some 550 kilometres south-east from Harare and approximately, 80 km, using the main road, west of Chipinge town

WTC Location

Waterfalls Transit Centre (WTC) is located at Plot B of Woodlands, Cheviot Road in Waterfalls, Harare. It is a referral Centre with the mandate of providing shelter and protection to referral cases that include medical, protection and resettlement cases.