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Returning Angolan refugees Maria (left) and Faria prepare to board buses which will carry them from Kimpesi to Maquela do Zongo on 20 August, 2014. Faria says: 'I want to become a doctor because my uncle and my aunt [in Angola] are doctors. There are many doctors in my family. This is what I heard. I have never met them.' Maria's family, along with nearly 500 other former refugees, departed Kinshasa to return to return to Angola on 19 August, 2014. The journey, made on train and bus, took approximately 36 hours to reach the Angolan border. The UNHCR is coordinating the return of nearly 30,000 former refugees to Angola.