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  • Wrestling for Peace

    news UNHCR, 15 Jan 2015 (5 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...
  • South Sudanese seek a chance to get on with life without fear

    news UNHCR, 03 Nov 2014 (5 years ago )
    ADJUMANI DISTRICT, Uganda, November 3 (UNHCR) – Peter sat in the shade of a large tree in northern Uganda's Adjumani district, still terrified that the violence he and his family left behind will catch up with them once again. "Sometimes my mind thinks maybe someone will come and kill me at night an...
  • South Sudanese, who are again refugees in Uganda, see no reason to ever go home

    news UNHCR, 16 Apr 2014 (6 years ago )
    ADJUMANI, Uganda, April 16 (UNHCR) – When Joseph Anyang Ngong took his family home from Uganda in 2005, he thought a safe and secure future lay before them in Sudan's Bor region. Now that his family are back in Uganda as refugees for a second time, he can see no reason to ever return to South Sudan....
  • Born on the run: South Sudanese mothers name babies to reflect ordeal

    news UNHCR, 23 Jan 2014 (6 years ago )
    DZAIPI TRANSIT CENTRE, Uganda, January 23 (UNHCR) – Sophia and Olivia might be among the most popular girls' names in the West these days, but in Dzaipi transit centre in northern Uganda the clear winner for newborn girls is Nyaring. In the Dinka language it means "running," and sums up the way they...
  • Uganda: South Sudan conflict leaves women and children to cope as refugees

    news UNHCR, 20 Jan 2014 (6 years ago )
    ADJUMANI, Uganda, January 20 (UNHCR) – Walk around Dzaipi transit centre in northern Uganda and you will see thousands of children running about, tents full of pregnant women, young mothers and newborns, and elderly women resting against trees. What you do not see are many men. Women and children...
  • Thousands cross into Uganda to escape fighting in South Sudan

    news UNHCR, 07 Jan 2014 (6 years ago )
    KAMPALA, Uganda, January 7 (UNHCR) – The fighting that erupted in South Sudan in mid-December between government troops and opposition forces has forced more than 23,500 people to seek shelter in neighbouring Uganda. "They are now crossing at a rate of up to 2,500 people a day," said UNHCR spokesper...