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  • Thousands cross into Uganda to escape fighting in South Sudan

    news UNHCR, 07 Jan 2014 (il y a 8 ans )
    KAMPALA, Uganda, January 7 (UNHCR) – The fighting that erupted in South Sudan in mid-December between government troops and opposition forces has forced more than 23,500 people to seek shelter in neighbouring Uganda. "They are now crossing at a rate of up to 2,500 people a day," said UNHCR spokesper...
  • Uganda: South Sudan conflict leaves women and children to cope as refugees

    news UNHCR, 20 Jan 2014 (il y a 8 ans )
    ADJUMANI, Uganda, January 20 (UNHCR) – Walk around Dzaipi transit centre in northern Uganda and you will see thousands of children running about, tents full of pregnant women, young mothers and newborns, and elderly women resting against trees. What you do not see are many men. Women and children...
  • Born on the run: South Sudanese mothers name babies to reflect ordeal

    news UNHCR, 23 Jan 2014 (il y a 8 ans )
    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...
  • South Sudanese, who are again refugees in Uganda, see no reason to ever go home

    news UNHCR, 16 Apr 2014 (il y a 8 ans )
    ADJUMANI, Uganda, April 16 (UNHCR) – When Joseph Anyang Ngong took his family home from Uganda in 2005, he thought a safe and secure future lay before them in Sudan's Bor region. Now that his family are back in Uganda as refugees for a second time, he can see no reason to ever return to South Sudan....
  • South Sudanese seek a chance to get on with life without fear

    news UNHCR, 03 Nov 2014 (il y a 7 ans )
    ADJUMANI DISTRICT, Uganda, November 3 (UNHCR) – Peter sat in the shade of a large tree in northern Uganda's Adjumani district, still terrified that the violence he and his family left behind will catch up with them once again. "Sometimes my mind thinks maybe someone will come and kill me at night an...
  • Wrestling for Peace

    news UNHCR, 15 Jan 2015 (il y a 7 ans )
    Barefoot and bare-chested, Athong Mayen crouches close to the ground, scoops up a handful of dirt and tosses it into the air – hoping to intimidate a man he has only just met. The two strangers have a score to settle, but it’s all in good fun. As refugees from South Sudan, they are engaging in th...
  • One Mother’s Courage

    news UNHCR, 17 Feb 2015 (il y a 7 ans )
    Deadly conflicts forced Nawat to flee from Sudan to South Sudan to Uganda. Now, a small miracle has made her family whole again. It’s been a little over a year since I last visited the refugee settlements of Adjumani, in northern Uganda. It was here – in those early months of 2014, when many hund...
  • Breaking the Silence

    news UNHCR, 06 Mar 2015 (il y a 7 ans )
    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...
  • Fresh off a UNHCR trip to Northern Uganda, Kristin Davis gets candid about witnessing the huge influx of South Sudanese refugees fleeing vio...

    news UNHCR, 30 Jul 2015 (il y a 6 ans )
    Emerging out of the dust clouds that gather closer and closer is a small minibus. It stops beside us, and an ancient-looking man unfolds himself from the vehicle, looking dazed. It is swelteringly hot and he's drenched in sweat. His daughter and her tiny baby are with him, and they, too, look lost a...
  • Refugee Haven, Kampala has become a global example of how best to help people who flee their home country

    news Independent news, 03 Aug 2015 (il y a 6 ans )
    Uganda is a developing country with meagre resources but despite that, the country is leading the way in terms of refugee response. For this, says Charlie Yaxley, the UNHCR Associate External Relations Officer in Kampala, Uganda deserves special praise. “Uganda has a unique policy towards refugees,”...