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  • Thousands cross into Uganda to escape fighting in South Sudan

    news UNHCR, 07 Jan 2014 (7 years ago )
    KAMPALA, Uganda, January 7 (UNHCR) – The fighting that erupted in South Sudan in mid-December between government troops and opposition forces has forced more than 23,500 people to seek shelter in neighbouring Uganda. "They are now crossing at a rate of up to 2,500 people a day," said UNHCR spokesper...
  • An Uncle Throws a Lifeline

    news Sulaiman Momodu Based in Gambella, Ethiopia, 27 Nov 2014 (6 years ago )
    Biel Jock steps out of the bus and looks around at Ethiopia’s Pugnido refugee camp. It has been a long journey for the 27-year-old from Nyirol County, South Sudan, but his first question is not about food or shelter. Instead, it is whether there is a secondary school nearby. “I want to go back to sc...
  • Press Release: UNHCR leads relief efforts for wildfire victims in South Sudan’s Ezo County

    news UNHCR, 07 Apr 2015 (6 years ago )
    JUBA, South Sudan (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency has completed the distribution of non-food items (NFIs) to wildfire victims in Naandi payam (sub-county), Western Equatoria State - refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and host communities. The four-day distribution targeted 661 ...
  • "Artists for Refugees" project launched in Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 24 Apr 2015 (6 years ago )
    “Artistes for Refugees” - a livelihoods project funded by UNHCR was officially launched on 20 April with the arrival of Henry Ohanga (commonly known as Octoppizzo), a leading rap musician in the country and Victor Ndula, a respected illustration artist/journalist. The two artistes arrived in Kakuma ...
  • United Drama Kakuma youth group kick off their project.

    news UNHCR, 15 May 2015 (6 years ago )
    On 11th May, the group "United Drama Kakuma" who won the global youth initiatives funds kicked started their project by having a training on Community Theater and Filming. The group is composed by different nationalities including representatives of the host community. The training will help them ...
  • Commemorations of the World Refugee Day 2015 in Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 26 Jun 2015 (6 years ago )
    On 20 June, Kakuma was the epicenter of World Refugee Day celebrations for the UNHCR operation in Kenya. The event, whose theme for this year was ‘Get to Know Refugees – People Like You and Me,’ was attended by thousands of refugees including the host community, National and County government offici...
  • PRESS RELEASE: UNHCR helps displaced South Sudanese be in touch with their loved ones

    news UNHCR, 25 May 2015 (6 years ago )
    JUBA, South Sudan (May 25) – Since April UNHCR has been providing satellite phone call services to some of the South Sudanese displaced in the Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Wau wishing to find and talk to their relatives displaced elsewhere in South Sudan. "These satellite calls help IDP...
  • South Sudan: Widespread Atrocities in Government Offensive

    news Human Rights Watch, 21 Jul 2015 (6 years ago )
    (Nairobi) – South Sudanese government forces and allied fighters carried out scores of killings, rapes, and widespread burning and pillage of civilian property in a military offensive in Unity State causing forced displacement, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The deliberate attac...
  • UNHCR delivers relief to 25,000 displaced people in South Sudan

    news UNHCR, 14 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    MARIDI, SOUTH SUDAN, Aug 14 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed distribution of emergency relief items to an estimated 25,000 internally displaced people (IDP), many of whom lost almost everything they had in recent violence, in South Sudan's Western Equatoria state. The aid operation i...
  • "Clowns without Borders" performed in Kakuma for 3 weeks

    news UNHCR, 04 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    A team from Clowns without Borders USA is in Kakuma for three weeks (18 days). The NGO has partnered with UNHCR for the first time in Kenya, to bring the new initiative to the camp and entertain refugee children through live performances and trainings on circus arts and theatre. Clowns without Borde...