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  • UNHCR alarm on health risks for refugees in South Sudan

    news, 31 Aug 2012 (11 years ago )
    Conditions in South Sudan’s refugee camps have continued to worsen over the past few days under the strain of continuing large refugee inflows and flooding from torrential rains. The health situation has at this point become UNHCR’s priority concern, and we are watching closely for possible outbreak...
  • UNHCR alarmed at fragile security situation in Rakhine State

    news,, 31 Aug 2012 (11 years ago )
    We are very concerned about reports we are receiving concerning the tense and fragile security situation in the areas affected by the recent violence in Rakhine State. Even though the situation appears calm, we are still getting reports of violence and new displacements. In the days ahead, anyone...
  • Dominican Republic: Refugee eligibility commission resumes work

    news , 31 Aug 2012 (11 years ago )
    UNHCR welcomes a decision by the Dominican Republic to reactivate its refugee eligibility commission that reviews asylum applications. Known as the CONARE - Comision Nacional para Refugiados - the commission held its first meeting since 2005 on June 13, reviewing some 19 asylum cases. This breakthro...
  • UNHCR Livelihood Projects helping Yemeni refugees make a decent living in Somalia

    news UNHCR Somalia, 02 Oct 2017 (6 years ago )
    Mustafa Ahmed Abubakar’s life was on track. He had a decent job and was looking into to settling down. And then the fighting broke out. “I had no plans to flee my country but my parents wanted to leave and asked me to accompany them. I decided to go along because my dad was not well.” Says the 2...
  • UNHCR participates in Somaliland Mixed Migration Task Force TOR Workshop

    news By Caroline Opile UNHCR Somalia, 14 Sep 2018 (5 years ago )
    A two day workshop on mixed migration was held on 12 and 13 September in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The workshop brought together different government ministries, NGOs and international organisations in Somaliland that play a role in addressing mixed migration. The objective of the forum was to update...
  • #WomenHumanitarians – Martha Kow-Donkor - World Humanitarian Day

    news UNHCR, 19 Aug 2019 (4 years ago )
    Martha Kow-Donkor knows exactly how it feels to be a refugee. At the height of a major civil war in the early 90s, she fled her native Liberia for Tabou, Côte d'Ivoire. For close to eight years she lived in exile before spontaneously returning back home to Liberia in 1998. “My passion for hu...