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  • The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) makes strides towards solutions for refugees in the Horn of Africa

    news UNHCR Website, 25 Sep 2019 (9 months ago )
    UNHCR welcomes the outcome of inter-ministerial stocktaking on the Nairobi Declaration and Action Plan on Durable Solutions by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last week. The meeting convened humanitarian and development partners who co...
  • UNHCR welcomes Uganda Communications Commission directive to improve refugees’ access to SIM cards

    news UNHCR Africa, 20 Aug 2019 (10 months 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...
  • Across Africa, women humanitarians are stepping up to help those in need

    news UNHCR Africa, 19 Aug 2019 (10 months 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:
  • On anniversary of South Sudanese independence, UNHCR urges leaders to deliver lasting peace

    news UNHCR Africa, 09 Jul 2019 (1 year ago )
    Since then, the country has tragically seen more war than peace. Today UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is appealing to its leaders to speed efforts to end what has become Africa’s largest displacement crisis.
  • UNHCR to launch first Global Refugee Forum

    news UNHCR Africa, 25 Jun 2019 (1 year 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.
  • Global forced displacement tops 70 million

    news UNHCR Africa, 20 Jun 2019 (1 year 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 applauds South Sudan’s accession to the International Convention to protect Internally Displaced

    news UNHCR Africa, 10 Jun 2019 (1 year ago )
    future displacement by addressing the root causes. “While congratulating South Sudan’s important and historic step forward, UNHCR urges South Sudan to move beyond accession and towards national legislation. South Sudan must ensure that the Convention leads to positive changes which will enable So...
  • Canada's feminist policy a perfect fit for South Sudan, says UN refugee official

    news National Post - Canada, 15 May 2019 (1 year ago )
    Mr. Arnauld Akodjenou, the Regional Refugee Coordinator for South Sudan Situation and Special Advisor to the High Commissioner was in Ottawa to press the Trudeau government for more Canadian involvement in South Sudan’s five-year civil war, which has killed 400,000 and forced 2.2 million people to f...
  • South Sudan Parties Extend the Pre-transitional Period by Six Months After 12 May 2019

    news IGAD, 06 May 2019 (1 year ago )
    The Parties identified lack of political will, financing and time constraints as the major challenges that have delayed implementation of the Pre-Transitional tasks and underscored the need to ensure that specific pending tasks are adequately funded within a clearly set out and reasonable timeframe.
  • UNHCR POSITION ON RETURNS TO SOUTH SUDAN – Update II

    news UNHCR, 24 Apr 2019 (1 year ago )
    Since the signature of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) on 11 September 2018, 2 the permanent ceasefire is being upheld in most parts of the country and there is a marked reduction in violence. 3 Nevertheless, conflict remains ...