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  • Food insecurity drives more South Sudanese to Sudan

    news UNHCR, 29 Mar 2016 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, March 29 (UNHCR) – Increased food insecurity in South Sudan – caused by the ongoing conflict and deteriorating economic conditions – is driving an increasing number of people to seek refuge in neighbouring Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has warned. Heightened food insecurity and gro...
  • South Sudan fighting forces thousands to flee to CAR, Uganda and DRCongo

    news UNHCR, 11 Mar 2016 (6 years ago )
    Fighting in previously peaceful areas of South Sudan's Western Equatoria state continues to force thousands of people to flee into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda and even the volatile Central African Republic. We hope to gain access next week to an estimated 7,000 South Sudane...
  • UNHCR distributes food and non-food items to IDPs in S. Sudan’s Yambio

    news Sudan Tribune, 03 Mar 2016 (6 years ago )
    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has started distribution of food and non-food items to thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the South Sudan’s western town of Yambio in former Western Equatoria state. The relief items include blankets, plastic sheets, flours, w...
  • Thousands are fleeing South Sudan's new rebellion

    news Newsweek, 03 Mar 2016 (6 years ago )
    One evening while he was still celebrating the birth of his first son a week earlier, Philip Bati answered a knock on the door at home in the South Sudanese city of Yambio. Expecting well-wishers, Bati instead found men with guns on his doorstep demanding money. It had been an expensive week sinc...
  • Fresh fighting in South Sudan displaces up to 26,000 people

    news UNHCR, 19 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    Up to 26,000 people are believed to have been displaced by fighting that broke out between ethnic Dinka and Shilluk at a site for internally displaced people in Malakal, South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said. The violence erupted in the evening of Wednesday (February 17). A day later, S...
  • Aiming for the skies, refugee girl must first finish school

    news UNHCR, 11 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    Aiming for the skies, refugee girl must first finish school KULE REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia, Feb 11 (UNHCR) – Before the war came and she and her family fled, Nyahok Reath loved watching United Nations aid planes taking off from the airport near her home in South Sudan. The 13-year-old decided sh...
  • Books not bombs for Sudan refugees

    news IRINNEWS, 09 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    One of the first stops for people fleeing the conflict in Sudan’s South Kordofan region is the town of Yida, 20 kilometres across the border in South Sudan. The town shelters more than 70,000 Sudanese refugees who have set up homes, businesses and have established themselves within the local comm...
  • UNHCR helps document internally displaced people at risk of statelessness

    news UNHCR, 03 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    JUBA, 03 February 2016 (UNHCR) – Chol Jacob was among half a million men, women and children who are at risk of becoming stateless in South Sudan, according to a UNHCR survey. Many have difficulty proving their links to South Sudan since the secession from Sudan in 2011, particularly those who ...
  • Congolese refugees flee new South Sudan fighting

    news UNHCR, 28 Jan 2016 (6 years ago )
    EZO, South Sudan, Jan 28 (UNHCR) – Congolese refugee Pierre fled violence several years ago, and hoped that he had found a place of safety in this border town in South Sudan – then security deteriorated rapidly and without warning. Clashes erupted between the so-called Arrow Boys and South Sudane...
  • Aid groups, UN move refugees to safety after W Equatoria clashes

    news Radio Tamazuj, 28 Jan 2016 (6 years ago )
    Thirty Congolese refugees have been rescued from their hiding places in Ezo county of Western Equatoria state and brought to safety in Makpandu refugee camp in Yambio county, said refugee agency UNHCR. The refugees had been living in Ezo for several years after fleeing fighting in their own count...