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  • Human and child rights advocates benefit from online course on ending child statelessness

    news By Caroline Opile in Nairobi, Kenya | 12 February 2021, 21 Feb 2021 (8 months ago )
    UNHCR teams up with the African Committee on Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child to help eradicate childhood statelessness through an online course.
  • For these women, an age-old way of life is ending in the Horn of Africa

    news National Geographic that features UNHCR, 29 Jun 2020 (1 year ago )
    BURAO, SOMALILANDSo many died at once “it was like they were poisoned,” said Rahma Hassan Mahmoud, a herder in Somaliland, of the catastrophe that befell her 300 goats and sheep and 20 camels. After the last camel died, she and her family lived off milk from their neighbors, but with everyone else’s...
  • 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...
  • #WomenHumanitarians – Martha Kow-Donkor - World Humanitarian Day

    news UNHCR, 19 Aug 2019 (2 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...
  • UNHCR participates in Somaliland Mixed Migration Task Force TOR Workshop

    news By Caroline Opile UNHCR Somalia, 14 Sep 2018 (3 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...
  • UNHCR Livelihood Projects helping Yemeni refugees make a decent living in Somalia

    news UNHCR Somalia, 02 Oct 2017 (4 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...
  • EU launched a 13 M Euro project in Benadir region aimed at integrating displaced people

    news Reliefweb, 15 Sep 2017 (4 years ago )
    The Benadir Regional Administration (BRA) officially started implementation of a €13.3 million project funded by the European Union to assist displaced people to integrate into communities, which will be carried out in partnership with UN agencies and NGOs. This EU-funded project, directly aligned...
  • Drought Related Displacement in Somalia up by 187,000 in March 2017

    news UNHCR Somalia, 30 Mar 2017 (4 years ago )
    Mogadishu-30 March 2017-UNHCR Somalia has announced that over 187,000 people have been displaced in Somalia in March alone owing to the ongoing drought. According to an UNHCR’s Protection & Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) interim report released today, more than 444,000 people have been displaced s...
  • Yemen conflict: MSF hospital destroyed by air strikes

    news BBC, 27 Oct 2015 (5 years ago )
    The first, which occurred around 22:30 (19:30 GMT) on Monday, hit part of the facility in Saada province that was not being used, according to the charity. All staff and patients had been evacuated by the time the second strike hit about 10 minutes later. However, the Saudi-led coalition battling ...
  • Yemeni refugees seek shelter in Djibouti

    news Oualid Khelifi/UNHCR - Aljazeera, 14 Nov 2015 (5 years ago )
    Markazi refugee camp, Djibouti - As fighting intensifies in Yemen, over 120,000 people have fled since April. Around 30,000 of those have sought safety across the Gulf of Aden in Djibouti. Since late September, the population of Markazi camp near the Djiboutian coastal town of Obock has quadruple...