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  • 50,000 children could die in months in S Sudan: Unicef

    news Gurtong (AFP), 13 Apr 2014 (8 years ago )
    UNITED NATIONS - The African country has experienced high levels of malnutrition since it gained independence in 2011, UNICEF said, and conditions have worsened since ethnic conflict broke out between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and supporters of his former deputy Riek Machar. "Now the ong...
  • More aid arriving in Ethiopia to protect South Sudanese refugees

    news Famagusta Gazette, 16 Apr 2014 (8 years ago )
    Airlifts of tents and the construction of new camps are currently underway to help South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). More than 95,000 South Sudanese refugees are now in Ethiopia since the conflict erupted last December, and up to one thousand are sti...
  • Ethiopia faces wave of refugees from South Sudan, warns UN relief official

    news UN News Center, 23 Jul 2014 (7 years ago )
    South Sudan is the most rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the world today, according to a senior United Nations relief operations official who made an urgent appeal for desperately-needed funding for Ethiopia, which hosts 180,000 mostly women and children South Sudanese refugees.
  • UN’s emergency fund allocates $11 million to help displaced South Sudanese return home

    news Relief Web, 04 Apr 2019 (3 years ago )
    The money from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) targets 268,000 women, men and children who had been internally displaced by conflict. Alain Noudéhou, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, said people have been moving back to their homes since January.
  • Safaricom Foundation supports refugee students to hone their skills in entrepreneurship, leadership and sports - Kenya

    news UNHCR Kenya, 12 Nov 2018 (3 years ago )
    “I discovered that I am good at basketball and I would love to one day play for the American National Basketball League,” he says. “I have also engaged in an agricultural enterprise where I am growing broccoli and selling to the school.” 16 year old Reech Deng Maketh is originally from South Sudan.
  • UNHCR’s new 2 Billion Kilometres to Safety campaign invites the public to step in solidarity with refugees

    news UNHCR Africa, 08 Jan 2019 (3 years ago )
    “At a time when we are facing so many misconceptions about refugees, it is vital that we remind ourselves of the real and dangerous journeys they are forced to take.”
  • South Sudan and Burundi refugees unlock the potential of vegetable farming in arid Turkana County

    news Daily Nation, 17 July 2018, 19 Jul 2018 (3 years ago )
    Turkana county government and agencies have begun transferring extreme water efficient agriculture techniques to residents and refugee. “We have been given water efficient farming techniques such as sunken beds, wick gardens, sack gardening, and we even grow vegetables in jericans,” said Elizabeth Q...
  • ‘Start by showing us that the peace is serious’

    news UNHCR, 05 Sep 2018 (3 years ago )
    All parties to the agreement, from the government and opposition groups, were present at the meeting and listened to the views of refugees. They say they are serious about the role of refugees in the peace process, which they urged them to trust.
  • 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...
  • 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...