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  • UNHCR relocates vulnerable Sudanese refugees for better protection

    news Sudan Tribune, 25 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    September 25, 2015 (LASU) – The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said it started relocating 2,143 vulnerable Sudanese refugees from South Sudan’s Central Equatoria state town of Yei River county to the nearby Lasu settlement site. Among those being relocated, UNHCR said, were many single mot...
  • Fishing for an Education

    news UNHCR, 08 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    Yida, a town surrounded by wetlands in a remote part of South Sudan, sits just 12 kilometres from the border and is home to nearly 70,000 refugees escaping conflict in Sudan. At the same time, intense fighting between opposition and government troops in South Sudan has also led many thousands of int...
  • Refugee Haven, Kampala has become a global example of how best to help people who flee their home country

    news Independent news, 03 Aug 2015 (6 years ago )
    Uganda is a developing country with meagre resources but despite that, the country is leading the way in terms of refugee response. For this, says Charlie Yaxley, the UNHCR Associate External Relations Officer in Kampala, Uganda deserves special praise. “Uganda has a unique policy towards refugees,”...
  • Press Release: The United Nations celebrates its 70th anniversary with 70 achievements in South Sudan

    news UNMISS, 23 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    JUBA, 23 October 2015 – The United Nations in South Sudan has highlighted 70 achievements that have benefited host communities in South Sudan, and renewed its unwavering commitment to peace and security, development, humanitarian assistance, and human rights as the organization celebrates the 70th a...
  • 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...
  • UNHCR deplores violence in Gambella, applauds Ethiopia’s continued protection of refugees

    news UNHCR, 26 Apr 2016 (6 years ago )
    Addis Ababa, Tuesday 26th April 2016 UNHCR deplores violence in Gambella, applauds Ethiopia’s continued protection of refugees UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the recent violent incidents in and around Gambella town, western Ethiopia, and is calling for calm in this difficul...
  • Looking beyond ‘quick-fix’ solutions, UN agencies help South Sudan refugees become self-sufficient

    news UN News Centre, 02 Jun 2016 (6 years ago )
    Two United Nations agencies have joined forces to distribute seeds and agricultural tools to 200,000 refugees and their host communities across South Sudan, helping them become more self-sufficient in a country facing a serious food crisis. This year, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Re...
  • 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...
  • UNHCR puts priority on health for refugees flooding into South Sudan

    news UNHCR, 10 Jul 2012 (9 years ago )
    UBA, South Sudan, July 10 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said Tuesday the health situation in South Sudan's refugee camps had become the agency's main priority as conditions continued to worsen under the strain of continuing large refugee inflows and flooding from torrential rains.
  • UNHCR relocates 4,000 Sudanese refugees; more convoys planned

    news UNHCR, 31 Jul 2012 (9 years ago )
    JUBA, South Sudan, July 24 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has moved some 4,000 Sudanese from the waterlogged and overcrowded Jammam refugee camp in South Sudan's Upper Nile state to a site some 50 kilometres away that is already nearing its maximum capacity.