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  • Australia commits extra $7.8m humanitarian aid to South Sudan

    news Gurtong, 14 Apr 2014 (8 years ago )
    Australian Associated Press - 12 April 2014 - She said Australian money would provide life-saving assistance, with $5 million for food and logistics through the UN World Food Program. The remaining $2.8 million will go to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for shelter, healthcare, food, water a...
  • Books not bombs for Sudan refugees

    news IRINNEWS, 09 Feb 2016 (6 years ago )
    One of the first stops for people fleeing the conflict in Sudan’s South Kordofan region is the town of Yida, 20 kilometres across the border in South Sudan. The town shelters more than 70,000 Sudanese refugees who have set up homes, businesses and have established themselves within the local comm...
  • 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...
  • Breaking the Silence

    news UNHCR, 06 Mar 2015 (7 years ago )
    At Nyumanzi refugee settlement in northern Uganda, where the sound of families preparing food hangs on the hazy, late-afternoon air, 18-year-old Suzan Yar Agot is making her rounds in a neighbourhood known as Block C. Once upon a time these afternoon strolls were aimless, an attempt to stave off the...
  • Briquette project for refugees and host community launched in Turkana

    news UN-Habitat, 07 Jul 2017 (4 years ago )
    UN-Habitat in collaboration with World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) has launched a project for briquette production in Kalobeyei new refugee settlement and the host community in a commitment to address their energy needs improve access and increase availability of sustainable fuel. According to th...
  • Canada's feminist policy a perfect fit for South Sudan, says UN refugee official

    news National Post - Canada, 15 May 2019 (3 years ago )
    Mr. Arnauld Akodjenou, the Regional Refugee Coordinator for South Sudan Situation and Special Advisor to the High Commissioner was in Ottawa to press the Trudeau government for more Canadian involvement in South Sudan’s five-year civil war, which has killed 400,000 and forced 2.2 million people to f...
  • Child soldiers fighting in South Sudan conflict, says UN

    news The Telegraph, 18 Jan 2014 (8 years ago )
    South Sudan’s conflict has turned into a “horrifying humanitarian and human rights disaster” with evidence of mass atrocities, child soldiers and human rights violations by both sides during a month of ethnic fighting, the United Nations said yesterday. During a four-day tour of the country, Ivan...
  • Children in Charge

    news UNHCR, 19 Jan 2015 (7 years ago )
    Fighting in South Sudan has separated families and orphaned children. Meet four teenagers who are raising younger siblings on their own.
  • Commemorations of the World Refugee Day 2015 in Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 26 Jun 2015 (7 years ago )
    On 20 June, Kakuma was the epicenter of World Refugee Day celebrations for the UNHCR operation in Kenya. The event, whose theme for this year was ‘Get to Know Refugees – People Like You and Me,’ was attended by thousands of refugees including the host community, National and County government offici...
  • Congolese refugees flee new South Sudan fighting

    news UNHCR, 28 Jan 2016 (6 years ago )
    EZO, South Sudan, Jan 28 (UNHCR) – Congolese refugee Pierre fled violence several years ago, and hoped that he had found a place of safety in this border town in South Sudan – then security deteriorated rapidly and without warning. Clashes erupted between the so-called Arrow Boys and South Sudane...