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  • Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements was in Uganda from 14-16 November for her first visit to Africa since joining the UN Refugee Agen...

    news UNHCR, 19 Nov 2015 (4 years ago )
    Clements was given a first-hand look at the refugee situation in Uganda, a country which is now host to more than half a million refugees. She was accompanied by Ugandan Commissioner for Refugees David Apollo Kazungu, UNHCR Africa Bureau Director Valentin Tapsoba and UNHCR Representative in Uganda ...
  • Burundian refugees in Congo forge a better future

    news UNHCR, 17 April 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (2 years ago )
    To escape poverty, handicapped Burundian refugees founded the association Dufashanye, meaning “Mutual Support” in Kirundi, the language spoken in Burundi. The 32-member association set up a workshop in Lusenda refugee camp in South Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and helps refu...
  • Burundian refugee returns must be voluntary and sustainable

    news UNHCR, 24 Aug 2018 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners are urging Tanzania to ensure Burundian refugee returns are voluntary and based on individual choices – in keeping with the country’s longstanding history of generosity toward those fleeing persecution, and in line with its international obligations.
  • Safaricom Foundation supports refugee students to hone their skills in entrepreneurship, leadership and sports - Kenya

    news UNHCR Kenya, 12 Nov 2018 (1 year ago )
    “I want to help young people like me to be leaders in their own communities." Cynthia Awamahoro from Burundi is grateful for the privilege to access secondary school education. The soft spoken Cynthia has already been awarded different gifts for her leadership skills at the school. She has also le...
  • Meets the Models Changing Stereotypes in Mahama Refugee Camp, Rwanda

    news Vogue Magazine, 17 Dec 2018 (1 year ago )
    "Being in a refugee camp isn’t easy and we want to bring happiness and light to our lives.” They’re active and they are ‘representing’ – they’re out and about pitching themselves to designers and fashion houses, and they’ve already taken part in Kigali Fashion Week.
  • UNHCR expresses appreciation, urges more solidarity for Uganda’s refugee response

    news UNHCR Africa, 14 Mar 2019 (1 year ago )
    “Uganda represents the Global Compact in action, but the country can’t do it alone. More global support is needed, particularly in the areas of education, economic opportunities and the environment.” Education is a major priority in the Uganda refugee response for 2019 and beyond. More than half of ...
  • UNHCR calls on DRC to protect refugees after tragic killings

    news UNHCR, 19 Sep 2017 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after a shocking shooting incident in Kamanyola on September 15 in which at least 39 people were killed and another 94 injured [...]
  • Burundi refugee numbers in neighbouring countries reach 50,000 as violence continues

    news UNHCR, 08 May 2015 (5 years ago )
    Briefing Notes, 8 May 2015 This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 8 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Since Burundi's civil war ended in 2005, it has seen some of the most promisin...
  • Tanzania cholera epidemic deaths among Burundian refugees and local population halted, new cases down sharply

    news UNHCR, 26 May 2015 (5 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 26 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. In western Tanzania's Lake Tanganyika area, containment measures to deal with a cholera epidemic that has c...
  • More refugees flee Burundi ahead of elections

    news UNHCR, 29 Jun 2015 (5 years ago )
    NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP, Tanzania, June 29, (UNHCR) – More than 6,000 refugees fleeing Burundi have crossed over into Tanzania in the last three days, taking to over 66,000 the total number of refugees who have arrived from its central African neighbour since May 1, according to the UN refugee agency...