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  • Irish president urges stepped up aid for South Sudan refugees in Ethiopia

    news TIERKIDI REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia, 05 Nov 2014 (il y a 5 ans )
    News Stories, 5 November 2014 Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins during his visit to meet South Sudanese refugees in eastern Ethiopia. TIERKIDI REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia, November 5 (UNHCR) – Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins has called on the international community to do much more to hel...
  • A Boy Named Boat

    news UNHCR, 06 Feb 2015 (il y a 5 ans )
    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.
  • One Mother’s Courage

    news UNHCR, 17 Feb 2015 (il y a 5 ans )
    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...
  • International Women Day celebrated in Kakuma

    news UNHCR, 13 Mar 2015 (il y a 5 ans )
    On 7 March 2015, refugee women led UNHCR and partner agencies to mark International Women’s Day. The event which is celebrated globally on 8 March was themed “Make It Happen” and was marked with lots of colorful performances. The Day is a celebration of women’s strength and achievements and an occas...
  • Breaking the Silence

    news UNHCR, 06 Mar 2015 (il y a 5 ans )
    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...
  • United Drama Kakuma youth group kick off their project.

    news UNHCR, 15 May 2015 (il y a 5 ans )
    On 11th May, the group "United Drama Kakuma" who won the global youth initiatives funds kicked started their project by having a training on Community Theater and Filming. The group is composed by different nationalities including representatives of the host community. The training will help them ...
  • Gisma: Teacher. Mother. Women’s representative

    news UNHCR, 15 Jun 2015 (il y a 4 ans )
    Gisma, 28 years old: “I am proud to represent the women here at the camp. Until two years ago, I knew nothing about women’s issues and children’s rights. I was so happy when I was selected to give an interview to the local radio on International Women’s Day to speak out against early marriage. As a ...
  • More than 100,000 flee homes in South Sudan to escape fighting and food shortages

    news UNHCR, 02 Jun 2015 (il y a 5 ans )
    GENEVA, June 2 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Tuesday reported that heavy fighting over the last two months in South Sudan's Unity and Upper Nile states has displaced more than 100,000 people and blocked humanitarian aid deliveries for some 650,000 people. "Refugees cite the upsurge in fighti...
  • South Sudan celebrates World Refugee Day

    news Catholic Radio Network, 20 Jun 2015 (il y a 4 ans )
    South Sudan Government Officials, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee or UNHCR, refugees and ordinary citizens in Juba are celebrating the World Refugee Day today Saturday at Nyökurön Cultural Centre. UNHCR in a statement says it is a special day to honor the courage, strength and res...
  • Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien Remarks to the Press, Juba, South Sudan

    news Reliefweb, 25 Jul 2015 (il y a 4 ans )
    Juba, South Sudan, 25 July 2015 Today I conclude my four-day visit to South Sudan where I had the opportunity to see for myself the impact of the devastating crisis. This is my first visit to South Sudan since I began my role as the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency R...