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  • PRESS RELEASE: Helena Christensen urges support for world’s most underfunded refugee crisis

    news UNHCR, 14 Nov 2018 (5 days ago )
    “We have to make difficult decisions every day about how to spend this very limited funding on things that should have equal importance,” Kenya said. “Do we build toilets, offer a variety of foods, do we build a classroom, do we buy clothes for a newborn baby? Whatever you choose affects the qualit...
  • Safaricom Foundation supports refugee students to hone their skills in entrepreneurship, leadership and sports - Kenya

    news UNHCR Kenya, 12 Nov 2018 (7 days 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...
  • Joint statement by UNHCR and OPM on preliminary results of refugee verification exercise

    news UNHCR Africa, 09 Nov 2018 (10 days ago )
    By the end of the verification exercise 1,092,213 individuals have been verified as present representing 76 per cent of the initial target. During the verification exercise, OPM continued to attend to the ongoing emergency and registered new arrivals in all settlements and at transit centers along t...
  • Refugees bear cost of massive underfunding

    news UNHCR, 10 Oct 2018 (1 month ago )
    Funding for the world’s forcibly displaced and stateless people is becoming increasingly squeezed, with barely more than half of needs being met, and worsening hardship and risks for many refugees, other displaced people and the communities they live among. Six refugee and displacement situations gl...
  • World leaders voice strong support for new refugee deal at UN General Assembly

    news UNHCR, 24 Sep 2018 (1 month ago )
    "Almost nine in 10 of the world’s refugees are hosted in developing countries, where they often live in remote areas with significant development challenges. The impact on local services, infrastructure and resources “is colossal,” Grandi said. “Host countries have kept their borders open at a time ...
  • Burundian refugee returns must be voluntary and sustainable

    news UNHCR, 24 Aug 2018 (2 months 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.
  • British Hollywood actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw met with refugees this week in Rwanda’s Mahama and Gihembe refugee camps, on her first trip with U...

    news UNHCR Rwanda, 14 Aug 2018 (3 months ago )
    “It’s one thing to hear about UNHCR’s work, and another to witness it first-hand. It has been eye-opening to meet the refugees who have fled unimaginable violence and suffering, and to hear their stories.
  • Appalling conditions for Burundi and Congolese refugees in Tanzania

    news DW, 19 June 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (4 months ago )
    About 355,000 refugees from Burundi and DR Congo live in western Tanzania, where they are barred from working or setting foot outside their makeshift camps. The conditions are "miserable," as Prosper Kwigize reports.
  • Refugee children battle for education in Tanzania

    news UNHCR, 4 January 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (4 months ago )
    In Nduta refugee camp, a shortage of funds sees some school classes held under trees.“When it rains everything gets wet,” says Irahoze, 14, who fled Burundi and now studies beneath the trees in Tanzania’s Nduta refugee camp. “When it’s windy, the branches fall and when the sun is strong it’s too hot...
  • Burundian refugees in Congo forge a better future

    news UNHCR, 17 April 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (4 months 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...