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  • UNHCR initiated an innovative pilot project, the IDEAS BOX, in Dollo Ado

    news UNHCR, 18 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    In Dollo Ado, UNHCR initiated an innovative pilot project, the IDEAS BOX, a multi-media library, for Somali refugee children and youth. The project is implemented by Save the Children and Libraries without Borders, in coordination with UNHCR Innovations Unit in Geneva. Facilitated by the governmen...
  • UNHCR helps relocate Somali refugees to new camp in eastern Ethiopia

    news UNHCR, 05 Aug 2011 (11 years ago )
    DOLLO ADO, Ethiopia, August 5 (UNHCR) The UN refugee agency, in partnership with the Ethiopian government and the International Organization for Migration, on Friday began the relocation of nearly 15,000 Somali refugees who have been living in a crowded transit centre in the eastern region of Dollo ...
  • UNHCR experts sent to remote Ethiopian area to help 18,000 Somalis

    news www.unhcr.org, 23 Aug 2011 (11 years ago )
    NAIROBI, Kenya, August 23 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has sent a team of experts in several disciplines to a remote area of eastern Ethiopia where some 18,000 Somali refugees are in urgent need of aid after fleeing their country. The UNHCR team sent to Gode includes specialists in health, nut...
  • UNHCR employs alternative strategies in managing the Dadaab camps

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 27 Jan 2012 (10 years ago )
    In an effort to maintain operations despite prevailing insecurity and reduced humanitarian access at Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps, UNHCR has been exploring ways to ensure uninterrupted assistance and services in the world’s largest refugee settlement. <P>The new measures include stronger and dee...
  • UNHCR distributes aid to 30,000 displaced Somalis in past week

    news UNHCR, 22 Aug 2011 (11 years ago )
    NAIROBI, Kenya, August 19 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said Friday it is continuing to distribute emergency aid to displaced people in southern and central Somalia, reaching some 30,000 of them this week alone. Since early July, UNHCR teams have assisted some 180,000 people displaced by drough...
  • UNHCR concerned about fresh violence in Somalia

    news UNHCR News Stories, 04 Oct 2011 (10 years ago )
    GENEVA, October 4 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday it is "very concerned" by the latest escalation of violence in southern Somalia. The renewed clashes between opposing armed groups are further exacerbating the already severe humanitarian situation. <P>"We urge all armed groups and...
  • UNHCR chief warns that displacement crises multiplying, becoming more unpredictable

    news UNHCR Press Release, 03 Oct 2011 (10 years ago )
    GENEVA, 03 October, 2011- UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned today that an increasingly complex international environment is making it harder to find solutions for the world’s more than 43 million refugees, internally displaced and stateless people. <p>Speaking at the openi...
  • UNHCR chief in Eid solidarity visit to Horn of Africa

    news UNHCR Briefing Notes, 30 Aug 2011 (11 years ago )
    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres is on a three-day visit to the Horn of Africa to show solidarity with displaced Somalis during Eid il-Fitr. Over the Eid period, UNHCR is airlifting 240 metric tonnes of aid from Saudi Arabia to Somalia. The assistance comprises dry goods and spe...
  • UNHCR calls for rapid response to measles threat in Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia

    news UNHCR, 06 Aug 2011 (11 years ago )
    The UN refugee agency today expressed growing alarm over the plight of refugees in the Dollo Ado camps in south-eastern Ethiopia following an outbreak of suspected measles. <P>UNHCR fears the outbreak could lead to high mortality and serious illness in an already vulnerable refugee population who...
  • UNHCR awards Somali refugees who won regional art competition

    news UNHCR, 24 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 24 (UNHCR)-At a brief ceremony held here earlier this week, the UNHCR Representative in Ethiopia, Mrs. Clementine Nkweta-Salami, awarded prizes to three talented Somali refugees who won a regional art competition under the theme ‘Home’, reflecting on ‘Durable Solution...