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  • Grandi praises Uganda’s ‘model’ treatment of refugees, urges regional leaders to make peace

    news UNHCR, 31 Jan 2018 (4 years ago )
    MVEPI REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Uganda – Renewing a strong appeal to regional leaders to make peace, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has praised the “open border” policy of Uganda which is currently receiving up to 500 refugees a day. Grandi who is currently on an official visit to...
  • South Sudan refugees call for forgiveness among leaders

    news New Vision, 17 Jan 2018 (4 years ago )
    KAMPALA - A cross-section of South Sudan refugees in Uganda have called on their leaders and all nationals to forgive one another if the country is to attain lasting peace. They noted that the country can never attain peace through violence and hatred like it is today. John Oketch, a former MP...
  • UNHCR’s Grandi appeals for urgent action as South Sudan crisis enters fifth year

    news UNHCR, 13 Dec 2017 (4 years ago )
    Marking four years since the outbreak of South Sudan’s civil war, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today appealed for urgent action by all sides to settle the conflict and put an end to the country’s deepening humanitarian crisis and Africa’s largest refugee crisis. “The world can...
  • UNHCR boss praises Uganda on refugees' response

    news New Vision, 02 Dec 2017 (4 years ago )
    The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday leveled praise on Uganda’s response to the refugees whose rising numbers have put on strain on service delivery in many districts. The visiting director of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework at UNHCR in Geneva, Daniel End...
  • UAE, UNHCR sign US$4 million agreement for implementation of projects in Uganda

    news UAE - UNHCR, 11 Nov 2017 (4 years ago )
    The United Arab Emirates and the UN Refugees Agency have signed a US$4 million agreement to provide emergency relief to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, indicated that the signing of the agreement marks the culmination o...
  • Phone technology gives refugees in Uganda a cash lifeline

    news UNHCR, 16 Oct 2017 (4 years ago )
    BIDIBIDI, Uganda – Brian Dinga, his sister-in-law and her six children fled their South Sudanese home in September 2016 after his brother was shot dead in fighting. They trekked across the border into Uganda and were accommodated in the world’s largest refugee settlement, Bidibidi, where they str...
  • Defying screams and gunfire, South Sudanese family flees to safety

    news UNHCR, 10 Oct 2017 (4 years ago )
    For four days, Milly Lagu listened to the terrifying sound of gunfire and watched flames rising from neighbouring villages. On the fifth day, the fear was too much to bear. Knowing soldiers could soon come and take away her two eldest sons, Milly and her children fled the village of Opari, South ...
  • Briquette project for refugees and host community launched in Turkana

    news UN-Habitat, 07 Jul 2017 (5 years ago )
    UN-Habitat in collaboration with World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) has launched a project for briquette production in Kalobeyei new refugee settlement and the host community in a commitment to address their energy needs improve access and increase availability of sustainable fuel. According to th...
  • One killed along West Pokot- Turkana border as leaders call for peace

    news The Standard, 21 Jun 2017 (5 years ago )
    One person has been killed and about 500 cattle stolen by suspected bandits along the West Pokot-Turkana border. The Sunday incident sparked tension in Ompolion village, and passengers travelling from Kitale to Lodwar had to be escorted by police officers on the Lous-Kainuk stretch. West Pokot and T...
  • War, violence, persecution push displacement to new unprecedented high

    news UNHCR, 19 Jun 2017 (5 years ago )
    War, violence and persecution worldwide are causing more people than ever to be forcibly displaced, according to a report published today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. UNHCR’s new Global Trends report, the organization’s major annual survey of the state of displacement, says that at the end of 2...