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  • Africa’s biggest road race

    news UNHCR, 23 Jan 2015 (7 years ago )
    Gambella, Ethiopia, January 14 - Two dozen South Sudanese refugees were on the run again over the weekend, but not for their lives this time. They were taking part in a five-kilometer fun run in western Ethiopia’s Gambella region to mark the completion of the United Nations Millennium Development Go...
  • After surviving a dash for freedom, South Sudanese just happy to have home

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation, 14 Apr 2014 (8 years ago )
    KULE REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia, April 14 (UNHCR) - The ordinary act of cooking sorghum stew comes as a nearly revolutionary blessing for 25-year-old Nyakuor Duer after all she's survived. The South Sudanese woman trekked 22 days on foot, feeding four small children wild leaves and fruit plucked from tr...
  • Agencies launch revised appeal for South Sudan refugees amid concerns the numbers could pass the 1 million mark this year

    news UNHCR, 15 Jul 2016 (5 years ago )
    The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the 1 million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to Ann Encontre, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the South Sudan situation. Launching the revised appeal of USD 701 million in Nairobi today, ...
  • Aid agencies work to stabilize health situation in South Sudan camps

    news UNHCR, 07 Aug 2012 (9 years ago )
    JUBA, South Sudan, August 3 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has raised the alarm over health conditions among refugees in two South Sudan camps, but stressed that mortality and morbidity rates have stabilized, even dropped with urgent interventions.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Almost 60 million people forced to flee their homes as UNHCR marks World Refugee Day 2015

    news UNHCR, 18 Jun 2015 (7 years ago )
    As the UNHCR prepares to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June, the agency’s report, released today, shows that worldwide displacement from wars, conflict, and persecution is at the highest levels we have recorded, and accelerating fast. UNHCR’s new annual Global Trends report shows a sharp escalation ...
  • An Uncle Throws a Lifeline

    news Sulaiman Momodu Based in Gambella, Ethiopia, 27 Nov 2014 (7 years ago )
    Biel Jock steps out of the bus and looks around at Ethiopia’s Pugnido refugee camp. It has been a long journey for the 27-year-old from Nyirol County, South Sudan, but his first question is not about food or shelter. Instead, it is whether there is a secondary school nearby. “I want to go back to sc...
  • 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 ...
  • Australia Commits US $ 5 Million for Refugees in South Sudan and Ethiopia

    news Gurtong, 30 Jan 2013 (9 years ago )
    Australia has committed US $5 million to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to provide food, medical assistance, water, shelter and protection for up to 245,000 refugees fleeing Sudan due to ongoing violence.