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  • ‘Start by showing us that the peace is serious’

    news UNHCR, 05 Sep 2018 (3 years ago )
    All parties to the agreement, from the government and opposition groups, were present at the meeting and listened to the views of refugees. They say they are serious about the role of refugees in the peace process, which they urged them to trust.
  • ‘Right now, despite the danger, South Sudan is where I belong’

    news UNHCR, 17 August 2018, 17 Aug 2018 (3 years ago )
    Most of UNHCR’s staff are based in the field. Meet Eujin Byun, a communications officer in South Sudan, one of the world’s least safe countries for humanitarians.
  • Wrestling for Peace

    news UNHCR, 15 Jan 2015 (6 years ago )
    Barefoot and bare-chested, Athong Mayen crouches close to the ground, scoops up a handful of dirt and tosses it into the air – hoping to intimidate a man he has only just met. The two strangers have a score to settle, but it’s all in good fun. As refugees from South Sudan, they are engaging in th...
  • World refugee increase is highest since 1999, UNHCR report shows

    news The Guardian, 19 Jun 2013 (8 years ago )
    There were 1.1 million new refugees around the world in 2012, the highest rise in new refugee numbers since 1999, statistics published by the United Nations on Wednesday show. The annual UNHCR global trends in displacement report highlights that last year 7.6 million people were newly displaced due...
  • World leaders voice strong support for new refugee deal at UN General Assembly

    news UNHCR, 24 Sep 2018 (3 years 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 ...
  • World Refugee Day Marked In Yambio

    news Gurtong, 23 Jun 2015 (6 years ago )
    YAMBIO, June 23, 2015 [Gurtong] – Thousands of people around have sought refuge within the republic of South Sudan due to war and atrocities in the home country. According to the United Nation High Commissions for Refugees in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state, a total of 10,338 from different...
  • World Disability Day: South Sudanese woman overcomes blindness to reach safety

    news By Hannah McNeish in Tierkidi, Ethiopia, 03 Dec 2014 (6 years ago )
    News Stories, 3 December 2014 TIERKIDI, Ethiopia, December 3 (UNHCR) – The sound of gunfire filling her ears, Nyantay Gatkuoth, 40-something and blind, could only catch snippets of conversation from people running past her about what was happening. As she felt her way around her village of May...
  • War, violence, persecution push displacement to new unprecedented high

    news UNHCR, 19 Jun 2017 (4 years ago )
    War, violence and persecution worldwide are causing more people than ever to be forcibly displaced, according to a report published today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. UNHCR’s new Global Trends report, the organization’s major annual survey of the state of displacement, says that at the end of 2...
  • War and Hunger Drive South Sudan Displacement

    news UNHCR, 11 Dec 2015 (5 years ago )
    Sitting on the swept dirt floor, 31 people who fled home after years of war left them with nothing to eat take turns chewing at the dry flesh of a palm nut. They are mostly mothers with young children, and one older man at the back anxiously cradling his sick son. Everyone looks gaunt and bewilde...
  • Voices of Refugees in South Sudan

    news , 21 Jun 2012 (9 years ago )
    In this 3 minute clip, refugees describe the dilemmas they faced as they made the decision to leave their homes... and members of their families in Blue Nile state.