The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday began relocating Mozambican asylum seekers to Luwani camp.
The relocation has been implemented with an aim of improving living conditions for nearly 10,000 Mozambican asylum-seekers in Malawi.
A first group of 81 asylum seekers has been moved from Nsanje district to Luwani camp in Mwanza district where the refugees will have better facilities and services.
The UN Refugee Agency is however yet to give asylum seekers a plot of land, food, shelter, materials and household items at the new camp.
In March this year, the government of Malawi authorised UNHCR to relocate the Mozambicans to the former camp that was reopened at Luwani.
In the past two weeks, UNHCR conducted rapid assessments in Ntcheu, Dedza and Nsanje district to determine the situation of new Mozambican arrivals in the districts.
According to the assessment, about 10,000, Mozambicans have been living in overcrowded conditions in an area about 100-kilometres south of the capital Lilongwe.
Most of them are in the village of Kapise which is close to the border with Mozambique.