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  • Thousands flee to Uganda after South Sudan flare-up

    news UNHCR, 19 Jul 2016 (4 years ago )
    Nearly 3,000 people fleeing the latest flare-up in South Sudan crossed into Uganda over the weekend and more are expected while tension remains high in the region, the UN refugee agency said today. On Friday and Saturday, 1,326 South Sudanese entered Uganda and a further 1,633 on Sunday. This bro...
  • Agencies launch revised appeal for South Sudan refugees amid concerns the numbers could pass the 1 million mark this year

    news UNHCR, 15 Jul 2016 (4 years ago )
    The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the 1 million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to Ann Encontre, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the South Sudan situation. Launching the revised appeal of USD 701 million in Nairobi today, ...
  • A Joyful Graduation Ceremony for Refugees in North Uganda

    news NRC, 15 Jun 2016 (4 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...
  • South Sudanese refugees adapt to a new life in Kiryandongo

    news NTV, 05 Jan 2016 (4 years ago )
    South Sudanese refugees adapt to a new life in Kiryandongo. Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement is bursting at the seams, with the authorities saying they are overwhelmed as refugees continuously flee war in South Sudan. There seems to be no end in sight for war that broke out in December 2013 in Ugan...
  • Regional emergencies push Uganda's refugee hosting to breaking point

    news UNHCR, 21 Dec 2015 (4 years ago )
    KAMPALA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) – Three emergencies in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and South Sudan have push the number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda to astronomical levels, forcing the east African country to look up to donors for support. Uganda is currently host to 51...
  • Kiryandongo School where pupils are taught in five languages

    news New Vision News, 19 Oct 2015 (4 years ago )
    By Eddie Ssejjoba Teachers at Conram Primary School located in Kiryandongo Refugee Resettlement have to use five different languages to communicate to pupils who come from different dialects and nationalities. The school has 3,120 pupils, making it one of the most...
  • Refugee Haven, Kampala has become a global example of how best to help people who flee their home country

    news Independent news, 03 Aug 2015 (5 years ago )
    Uganda is a developing country with meagre resources but despite that, the country is leading the way in terms of refugee response. For this, says Charlie Yaxley, the UNHCR Associate External Relations Officer in Kampala, Uganda deserves special praise. “Uganda has a unique policy towards refugees,”...
  • Fresh off a UNHCR trip to Northern Uganda, Kristin Davis gets candid about witnessing the huge influx of South Sudanese refugees fleeing vio...

    news UNHCR, 30 Jul 2015 (5 years ago )
    Emerging out of the dust clouds that gather closer and closer is a small minibus. It stops beside us, and an ancient-looking man unfolds himself from the vehicle, looking dazed. It is swelteringly hot and he's drenched in sweat. His daughter and her tiny baby are with him, and they, too, look lost a...
  • Breaking the Silence

    news UNHCR, 06 Mar 2015 (5 years ago )
    At Nyumanzi refugee settlement in northern Uganda, where the sound of families preparing food hangs on the hazy, late-afternoon air, 18-year-old Suzan Yar Agot is making her rounds in a neighbourhood known as Block C. Once upon a time these afternoon strolls were aimless, an attempt to stave off the...
  • One Mother’s Courage

    news UNHCR, 17 Feb 2015 (5 years ago )
    Deadly conflicts forced Nawat to flee from Sudan to South Sudan to Uganda. Now, a small miracle has made her family whole again. It’s been a little over a year since I last visited the refugee settlements of Adjumani, in northern Uganda. It was here – in those early months of 2014, when many hund...