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  • UNHCR welcomes Uganda Communications Commission directive to improve refugees’ access to SIM cards

    news UNHCR Africa, 20 Aug 2019 (2 years ago )
    “The new directive will enable the majority of refugees to legally access SIM cards and ease communication with families and also with UNHCR through the refugee helpline,” said UNHCR’s Boutroue. “Communication is a fundamental part of humanitarian response and is essential in ensuring accountability...
  • The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) makes strides towards solutions for refugees in the Horn of Africa

    news UNHCR Website, 25 Sep 2019 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR welcomes the outcome of inter-ministerial stocktaking on the Nairobi Declaration and Action Plan on Durable Solutions by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last week. The meeting convened humanitarian and development partners who co...
  • 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 ...
  • Grandi praises Uganda’s ‘model’ treatment of refugees, urges regional leaders to make peace

    news UNHCR, 31 Jan 2018 (4 years ago )
    MVEPI REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Uganda – Renewing a strong appeal to regional leaders to make peace, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has praised the “open border” policy of Uganda which is currently receiving up to 500 refugees a day. Grandi who is currently on an official visit to...
  • UAE, UNHCR sign US$4 million agreement for implementation of projects in Uganda

    news UAE - UNHCR, 11 Nov 2017 (4 years ago )
    The United Arab Emirates and the UN Refugees Agency have signed a US$4 million agreement to provide emergency relief to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, indicated that the signing of the agreement marks the culmination o...
  • UNHCR boss praises Uganda on refugees' response

    news New Vision, 02 Dec 2017 (4 years ago )
    The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday leveled praise on Uganda’s response to the refugees whose rising numbers have put on strain on service delivery in many districts. The visiting director of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework at UNHCR in Geneva, Daniel End...
  • South Sudan Hunger crisis:NowThis World Reports

    news NowThis, June 2018, 10 Jul 2018 (3 years ago )
    Over a million people in South Sudan are at risk of severe hunger - again.
  • Refugee athletes shine at world championships in Finland

    news The Star, 26 July 2018, 26 Jul 2018 (3 years ago )
    Among thousands of young athletes and participants from all over the world, Lydia, 17, and Dominic, 18, were not representing a country at the IAAF World-U20 Championships in Finland; they ran under the flag of the Athlete Refugee Team, bringing attention to their talent, but also to the global refu...
  • Arnauld Akodjenou (ONU): «Plus de 63% des réfugiés sud-soudanais sont des enfants»

    news RFI, 4 August 2018, 04 Aug 2018 (3 years ago )
    Le Soudan du Sud se dirige peut-être vers un nouvel accord de paix. En attendant, la situation humanitaire est catastrophique : deux millions et demi de réfugiés, près de deux millions de déplacés, pour 12 millions d'habitants. Arnauld Akodjenou, conseiller spécial du HCR sur la situation au Soudan ...
  • South Sudan government and rebels sign peace deal

    news BBC, 5 August 2018, 05 Aug 2018 (3 years ago )
    South Sudan's government has reached a power-sharing agreement with the country's main rebel group. This agreement will not collapse and I am sure that it will not collapse because the people of South Sudan have now agreed that they must make peace among themselves," he [ Sudanese Foreign Minister A...