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  • Global forced displacement tops 70 million

    news UNHCR Africa, 20 Jun 2019 (2 years ago )
    “What we are seeing in these figures is further confirmation of a longer-term rising trend in the number of people needing safety from war, conflict and persecution. While language around refugees and migrants is often divisive, we are also witnessing an outpouring of generosity and solidarity, espe...
  • UNHCR to launch first Global Refugee Forum

    news UNHCR Africa, 25 Jun 2019 (2 years ago )
    The Global Refugee Forum is a unique occasion for States and others to come together and announce bold, new measures they will take to ease pressure on host countries, boost refugee self-reliance, and search for solutions.
  • Across Africa, women humanitarians are stepping up to help those in need

    news UNHCR Africa, 19 Aug 2019 (2 years ago )
    In marking World Humanitarian Day today, we pay special tribute to women humanitarians around the world. These incredible aid workers answer the call of service and work in various capacities across the African continent to help those forced to flee. Here are some of their stories:
  • UNHCR welcomes Uganda Communications Commission directive to improve refugees’ access to SIM cards

    news UNHCR Africa, 20 Aug 2019 (2 years ago )
    “The new directive will enable the majority of refugees to legally access SIM cards and ease communication with families and also with UNHCR through the refugee helpline,” said UNHCR’s Boutroue. “Communication is a fundamental part of humanitarian response and is essential in ensuring accountability...
  • 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 (10 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.