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  • 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...
  • 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, ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Defying screams and gunfire, South Sudanese family flees to safety

    news UNHCR, 10 Oct 2017 (2 years ago )
    For four days, Milly Lagu listened to the terrifying sound of gunfire and watched flames rising from neighbouring villages. On the fifth day, the fear was too much to bear. Knowing soldiers could soon come and take away her two eldest sons, Milly and her children fled the village of Opari, South ...
  • 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...
  • Grandi praises Uganda’s ‘model’ treatment of refugees, urges regional leaders to make peace

    news UNHCR, 31 Jan 2018 (2 years ago )
    MVEPI REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Uganda – Renewing a strong appeal to regional leaders to make peace, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has praised the “open border” policy of Uganda which is currently receiving up to 500 refugees a day. Grandi who is currently on an official visit to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Over 26,000 people flee to Uganda to escape uncertainty in South Sudan

    news UNHCR, 22 Jul 2016 (4 years ago )
    housands of people continue to flee uncertainty and fighting in South Sudan. Since fighting erupted on July 7 between forces loyal to President Kiir and First Vice President Machar, 26,468 people have crossed into Uganda’s northern region, including 24,321 in the previous six days alone. The influx ...