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  • Refugee crisis in South Sudan now world’s fastest growing

    news UNHCR, 17 Mar 2017 (5 years ago )
    GENEVA – Driven by fresh fighting, horrendous acts of violence and facing drought and famine, thousands of people are fleeing South Sudan, making it the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Total displacement from South Sudan into the surrounding region has now reached 1.6 million people, an a...
  • Installation of 13km water pipeline from Kakuma to Kalobeyei

    news UNHCR, 20 Feb 2017 (5 years ago )
    The installation of a 13 km water pipeline from Kakuma to Kalobeyei settlement will ensure that over 22,000 refugees and Kalobeyei host community have access to clean water and stimulate economic growth and self-reliance for refugees through agriculture. 3 boreholes with a combined output of 114,000...
  • Dozens of children held captive after abduction from Lasu refugee camp

    news Radio Tamazuj, 12 Nov 2016 (5 years ago )
    The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says it is saddened by the recent killing of two ethnic Nuba refugees in the Yei area of South Sudan and is concerned about the wellbeing of more than two dozen abducted children who are still missing. In a press release on Friday, UNHCR pointed out that 39 refugees ...
  • South Sudan fighting sees more refugees fleeing into Uganda than in the first 6 months of 2016

    news UNHCR, 26 Jul 2016 (6 years ago )
    Fighting in South Sudan that broke out on 8 July between rival factions loyal to Salva Kiir and Riek Machar has to date forced 37,491 people to flee the country to Uganda. To put this in context: In the past three weeks there have been more refugee arrivals in Uganda than in the entire first six mon...
  • UNHCR warns South Sudanese refugees need urgent aid

    news Press TV, 26 Jul 2016 (6 years ago )
    An estimated 26000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed into Uganda following political tensions and armed conflict in their country. The United Nations refugee officials say more people are arriving in Uganda on a daily basis while the country has difficulty providing them with ample food and shelt...
  • UN: Tens of thousands fleeing violence in South Sudan

    news Deutsche Welle, 24 Jul 2016 (6 years ago )
    Over 26,000 South Sudanese refugees displaced by violence crossed the border into Uganda this month, reported the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday. "Since fighting erupted on July 7 … 26,468 people have crossed into Uganda's northern region," UN refugee agency spokesman Andreas Nee...
  • Over 26,000 people flee to Uganda to escape uncertainty in South Sudan

    news UNHCR, 22 Jul 2016 (6 years ago )
    housands of people continue to flee uncertainty and fighting in South Sudan. Since fighting erupted on July 7 between forces loyal to President Kiir and First Vice President Machar, 26,468 people have crossed into Uganda’s northern region, including 24,321 in the previous six days alone. The influx ...
  • Thousands flee to Uganda after South Sudan flare-up

    news UNHCR, 19 Jul 2016 (6 years ago )
    Nearly 3,000 people fleeing the latest flare-up in South Sudan crossed into Uganda over the weekend and more are expected while tension remains high in the region, the UN refugee agency said today. On Friday and Saturday, 1,326 South Sudanese entered Uganda and a further 1,633 on Sunday. This bro...
  • Agencies launch revised appeal for South Sudan refugees amid concerns the numbers could pass the 1 million mark this year

    news UNHCR, 15 Jul 2016 (6 years ago )
    The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the 1 million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to Ann Encontre, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the South Sudan situation. Launching the revised appeal of USD 701 million in Nairobi today, ...
  • Government committed to standing With Refugees

    news Radio Miraya, 22 Jun 2016 (6 years ago )
    The government says it is committed to meeting its international obligation to host refugees. South Sudan is home to more than 272,000 refugees. 90% of the refugee population are Sudanese fleeing fighting and unrest in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States. The bulk of these are settled in camp...