AHA began a voluntary repatriation project of Angolan refugees in Namibia in partnership with all stakeholders in April 2012. Following a March meeting between the governments of the Republics of Namibia and Angola, and the UNHCR, refugees were informed of the opportunity to register for organized voluntary repatriation. In response, During the months of April and May, AHA conducted sensitization campaigns on voluntary repatriation and arranged for the transportation of refugees and their belongings.
In coordination with organizations such as the World Food Programme, AHA also provides food, water, sanitation, and counselling services in order to make the transition manageable. The first convoy of 108 Angolan refugees left Osire Camp in Namibia on 15th of May 2012. They crossed the border two days later accompanied by Namibian government officials, UNHCR and AHA staff. The Angolan government, along with UNHCR, received them 15 km from the border.
UNHCR and the Namibian and Angolan governments had committed to providing repatriation assistance packages to those who choose to return home by the end of June 2012.