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  • "Artists for Refugees" project launched in Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 24 Apr 2015 (6 years ago )
    “Artistes for Refugees” - a livelihoods project funded by UNHCR was officially launched on 20 April with the arrival of Henry Ohanga (commonly known as Octoppizzo), a leading rap musician in the country and Victor Ndula, a respected illustration artist/journalist. The two artistes arrived in Kakuma ...
  • "Clowns without Borders" performed in Kakuma for 3 weeks

    news UNHCR, 04 Sep 2015 (6 years ago )
    A team from Clowns without Borders USA is in Kakuma for three weeks (18 days). The NGO has partnered with UNHCR for the first time in Kenya, to bring the new initiative to the camp and entertain refugee children through live performances and trainings on circus arts and theatre. Clowns without Borde...
  • "United Drama for Peace" project launched in Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 14 Oct 2015 (5 years ago )
    United Drama for Peace, a group of refugee youth drawn together by their love for theatre and drama has taken ‪in Kakuma‬ Camp by storm. The youth who come from various nationalities started the drama club in 2013 to promote peaceful coexistence in the camp through community theatre. They have been...
  • 150 Congolese refugees stranded without food after W Equatoria clashes

    news Radio Tamazuj, 12 Jan 2016 (5 years ago )
    150 Congolese refugees are stranded in the bush around Ezo in South Sudan's Equatoria state with little to eat amid continuing clashes, the UN's refugee agency said. UNHCR spokesperson Rocco Nuri told Radio Tamazuj that recent fighting in Western Equatoria has forced from their homes a total of 3...
  • 3,400 refugees receive digital identity cards in Western Equatoria

    news UNHCR via Reliefweb, 31 Jul 2015 (6 years ago )
    JUBA, South Sudan (July 31) - This month UNHCR and South Sudan’s Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA) jointly issued and distributed some 3,400 digital identity cards to refugees in Western Equatoria. This includes nationals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic who ...
  • 50,000 children could die in months in S Sudan: Unicef

    news Gurtong (AFP), 13 Apr 2014 (7 years ago )
    UNITED NATIONS - The African country has experienced high levels of malnutrition since it gained independence in 2011, UNICEF said, and conditions have worsened since ethnic conflict broke out between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and supporters of his former deputy Riek Machar. "Now the ong...
  • A Boy Named Boat

    news UNHCR, 06 Feb 2015 (6 years ago )
    Even before the civil war, giving birth in South Sudan was a risky affair. Martha delivered her son on a crowded ferry while fleeing attackers.
  • A Joyful Graduation Ceremony for Refugees in North Uganda

    news NRC, 15 Jun 2016 (5 years ago )
    On three consecutive bright mornings in June 2016, South Sudanese refugee and host community youth, with a great deal of excitement, flocked to their respective vocational skill training sites in Nyumanzi, Ayilo II and Ocea. Some of them wore gowns fashioned by their friends in the tailoring class a...
  • ARRA, UNHCR launch relocation of South Sudanese refugees to new camp

    news UNHCR, 11 May 2015 (6 years ago )
    GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, 11 May 2015 (UNHCR): The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have launched the relocation of thousands of South Sudanese refugees from flood-prone areas in the Gambella region to a new refugee camp l...
  • 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: