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  • Safaricom Foundation supports refugee students to hone their skills in entrepreneurship, leadership and sports - Kenya

    news UNHCR Kenya, 12 Nov 2018 (3 years ago )
    “I want to help young people like me to be leaders in their own communities." Cynthia Awamahoro from Burundi is grateful for the privilege to access secondary school education. The soft spoken Cynthia has already been awarded different gifts for her leadership skills at the school. She has also le...
  • Meets the Models Changing Stereotypes in Mahama Refugee Camp, Rwanda

    news Vogue Magazine, 17 Dec 2018 (3 years ago )
    "Being in a refugee camp isn’t easy and we want to bring happiness and light to our lives.” They’re active and they are ‘representing’ – they’re out and about pitching themselves to designers and fashion houses, and they’ve already taken part in Kigali Fashion Week.
  • UNHCR expresses appreciation, urges more solidarity for Uganda’s refugee response

    news UNHCR Africa, 14 Mar 2019 (3 years ago )
    “Uganda represents the Global Compact in action, but the country can’t do it alone. More global support is needed, particularly in the areas of education, economic opportunities and the environment.” Education is a major priority in the Uganda refugee response for 2019 and beyond. More than half of ...
  • Burundian refugees in Congo forge a better future

    news UNHCR, 17 April 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (4 years ago )
    To escape poverty, handicapped Burundian refugees founded the association Dufashanye, meaning “Mutual Support” in Kirundi, the language spoken in Burundi. The 32-member association set up a workshop in Lusenda refugee camp in South Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and helps refu...
  • Burundian refugee returns must be voluntary and sustainable

    news UNHCR, 24 Aug 2018 (3 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners are urging Tanzania to ensure Burundian refugee returns are voluntary and based on individual choices – in keeping with the country’s longstanding history of generosity toward those fleeing persecution, and in line with its international obligations.