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  • Born on the run: South Sudanese mothers name babies to reflect ordeal

    news UNHCR, 23 Jan 2014 (8 years ago )
    DZAIPI TRANSIT CENTRE, Uganda, January 23 (UNHCR) – Sophia and Olivia might be among the most popular girls' names in the West these days, but in Dzaipi transit centre in northern Uganda the clear winner for newborn girls is Nyaring. In the Dinka language it means "running," and sums up the way they...
  • The Things They Left Behind

    news Hannah McNeish Based in Gambella, Ethiopia, 15 Dec 2014 (7 years ago )
    Whenever you leave home, there’s inevitably something you crave: a food, a place, an item of clothing or just your own bed. It’s far worse when you have no time to pack. In the past year nearly 200,000 people have fled to Ethiopia to escape a brutal civil war in South Sudan. They ran for days, weeks...
  • Wrestling for Peace

    news UNHCR, 15 Jan 2015 (7 years ago )
    Barefoot and bare-chested, Athong Mayen crouches close to the ground, scoops up a handful of dirt and tosses it into the air – hoping to intimidate a man he has only just met. The two strangers have a score to settle, but it’s all in good fun. As refugees from South Sudan, they are engaging in th...
  • UNHCR welcomes the registration of South Sudanese citizens in Khartoum

    news UNHCR, 04 Feb 2015 (7 years ago )
    Khartoum, Sudan, 4 February 2015 (UNHCR): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan welcomes the commencement of the registration and documentation exercise of South Sudanese citizens in Sudan on 1 February 2015. This follows on the signing of the Memorandum o...
  • Escaping War, Time and Again

    news UNHCR, 29 Dec 2014 (7 years ago )
    Generation after generation, families in South Sudan face a recurring tragedy – fleeing conflict and returning home, only to flee again.
  • Crown Princess of Denmark meets South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

    news UNHCR, 16 Feb 2015 (7 years ago )
    Crown Princess of Denmark meets South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia Tierkidi refugee camp, Ethiopia-16 February 2015 (UNHCR)- The Crown Princess of Denmark, Her Royal Highness Mary Donaldson, visited Tierkidi refugee camp in western Ethiopia, home to nearly 50,000 refugees who fled the on-going co...
  • Pee-powered Toilet to be tested in South Sudan’s refugee camps

    news Sci.Dev.Net, 11 Mar 2015 (7 years ago )
    UK anti-poverty charity Oxfam, whose researchers are working with those from UWE on the project, say the technology would reduce the threat of rape that many women face in refugee camps. Oxfam hopes to deploy the urinals in South Sudanese camps within six months.
  • South Sudan: A Nation Uprooted

    news Refugee International, 11 Mar 2015 (7 years ago )
    Since December 2013, conflict in South Sudan has forced 2 million people from their homes. In the north of the country, where fighting is most severe, populations have been pushed to the brink of starvation. Tragically, this war in South Sudan is unlikely to end anytime soon.
  • South Sudanese flee to Ethiopia amid escalation of tensions

    news Press TV, 15 May 2015 (7 years ago )
    South Sudanese flee to Ethiopia amid escalation of tensions
  • More than 100,000 flee homes in South Sudan to escape fighting and food shortages

    news UNHCR, 02 Jun 2015 (7 years ago )
    GENEVA, June 2 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Tuesday reported that heavy fighting over the last two months in South Sudan's Unity and Upper Nile states has displaced more than 100,000 people and blocked humanitarian aid deliveries for some 650,000 people. "Refugees cite the upsurge in fighti...