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  • Despite COVID-19 school closures, refugees continue to study and sit for finals

    news UNHCR, 11 Sep 2020 (3 years ago )
    Jean Aimé Mozokombo has moved his classes outside. The Congolese teacher is among several dedicated teachers who have been keeping over 600 students busy since schools closed due to COVID-19.
  • As attacks surge in northern Mozambique, families flee multiple times

    news UNHCR, 18 Sep 2020 (3 years ago )
    Violence by armed groups has uprooted more than 250,000 people since 2017 in Cabo Delgado, with many living in dire conditions as they seek safety
  • 17 overlooked ways refugees are leading on sustainable development

    news UNHCR, 17 Sep 2020 (3 years ago )
    Around the world, displaced and stateless people are taking action to halt climate change, achieve gender equity and solve other complex problems. The COVID-19 pandemic is not about to stop them.
  • UNHCR's #iBelong Campaign to end Statelessness

    news UNHCR, SABC News, 11 Nov 2020 (3 years ago )
    Imagine not being able to vote in today's by-elections or get a driver's licence or even open a bank account. Suppose you were considered not to 'exist' in your own country, being a person suspended in Statelessness? It's estimated that over 137 million people in the Southern African region lack any...
  • Every child needs a birth certificate

    news UNHCR, Mail & Guardian, 13 Nov 2020 (3 years ago )
    More than a million children are born in our country each year and are issued birth certificates. But estimates are that another 100 000 children are not registered at birth in South Africa, setting them up for a lifetime of exclusion, disadvantage, and de facto statelessness
  • Refugees in South Africa share acts of kindness with their hosts

    news UNHCR, 13 Oct 2020 (3 years ago )
    It is the kindness of strangers that fuels Saeed Mohamed’s passion to give back. South Africans welcomed him as a refugee from Somalia and now he wants to help the community amid the country’s COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown, women refugee entrepreneurs struggle

    news UNHCR, 28 Sep 2020 (3 years ago )
    When South Africa went into a total coronavirus lockdown in March, Grace had no choice but to let four employees of her peanut distribution business go.
  • UNHCR alarmed at armed atrocities in eastern DR Congo

    news UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at ongoing atrocities carried out by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which have become part of a systematic pattern to disrupt civilians’ lives, instil fear and create havoc., 16 Feb 2021 (3 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
  • UNHCR seeks US$164 million for displaced Central Africans – UNHCR, 26 February

    news UNHCR, 26 Feb 2021 (3 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has today launched a US$164 million appeal to provide life-saving assistance and protection to nearly 1.5 million uprooted Central Africans, including 210,000 who fled a new bout of violence related to the December 2020 presidential elections. With no end in sight to th...
  • Displaced Mozambicans volunteer to support outreach efforts by aid agencies

    news UNHCR, 03 Mar 2021 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR has mobilized displaced people to help reach others within their communities and better attend to their most pressing needs.