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UN report details horrors of western DRC violence, urges action to prosecute those responsible and prevent further bloodshed

The investigation team was able to verify that at least 535 men, women and children were killed and 111 others injured in Yumbi town, Bongende village and Nkolo II village

A special investigative mission to Yumbi territory in Mai-Ndombe province, in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo, found that horrific intercommunal attacks carried out between 16 and 18 December 2018 at four locations were planned and executed with the support of customary chiefs and may amount to crimes…

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UNHCR urges critical support for refugees in Egypt

Ongoing conflicts in Yemen and in Sub-Saharan Africa have forced more people to flee to Egypt

Support for refugees in Egypt is under severe pressure due to increased arrivals and inadequate resources, warned UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today. Ongoing conflicts in Yemen and in Sub-Saharan Africa have forced more people to flee to Egypt. Over the past two years the number of registered refugees and…

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UNHCR Organises Legal Framework Seminar on Protection and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons

The seminar will culminate with an official hand-over of the Draft South Sudan Legal Framework on Protection and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by UNHCR

Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 – 15.00 - 16.30 Venue: Crown Hotel, Airport Road UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency in South Sudan and the University of Juba in collaboration with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management will wrap-up a one-day legal framework seminar on Protection and Assistance to…

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East Africa Community (EAC) Secretariat meeting in Juba on the harmonisation of refugee policies, laws and practices

Over the last decade, there have been renewed efforts to harmonise refugee policies, laws and practices in the East Africa Community (EAC)

Date and Time: Tuesday, 26 February 2019 – 12.30 - 13.30 Venue: The Crown Hotel, near Juba International Airport. South Sudan Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA), Ministry of Interior and the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat are meeting in Juba from 25-26 February to harmonise refugee policies, laws and practices…

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UNHCR South Sudan Operational Update

UNHCR provides business management support to over 100 refugee women in Upper Nile

UNHCR and partners roll out ‘back to school’ campaign in Unity: A back to school campaign took place in Ajuong Thok and Pamir refugee camps in coordination with the Ministry of Education, CRA, and partner Lutheran World Foundation (LWF), and UNHCR and refugee community. The campaign reinforced the use of…

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UNHCR delighted as major human rights award presented to a Sudanese refugee

Recognized as a true leader, human rights and humanitarian advocate, Mr. Muhamat has tirelessly cared for fellow refugees, and eloquently drawn the world’s attention to their plight

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is delighted that Mr. Abdulaziz Muhamat has received the 2019 Martin Ennals Award at the ceremony in Geneva today. Recognized as a true leader, human rights and humanitarian advocate, Mr. Muhamat has tirelessly cared for fellow refugees, and eloquently drawn the world’s attention to their…

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Thousands fleeing new violence in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria State

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seeing a surge in refugee arrivals from South Sudan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over the past few days thousands of desperate people have been crossing the border to escape fighting and violence against civilians. It’s estimated that 5,000 refugees have…

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Six people died each day attempting to cross Mediterranean in 2018, UNHCR reports shows

Thousands more were returned to Libya where they faced appalling conditions inside detention centres

Refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea lost their lives at an alarming rate in 2018, as cuts in search and rescue operations reinforced its position as the world’s deadliest sea crossing. The latest ‘Desperate Journeys’ report, released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says…

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As Boko Haram violence surges, UNHCR seeks US$135 million to aid displaced

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, together with the UN Development Programme and other partners, is today launching the 2019 Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP), an appeal for US$135 million to help hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the worsening Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region.…

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Nomzamo Mbatha appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Mbatha’s appointment comes at a time when war, conflict and persecution have forced over 68 million people to flee their homes – the highest level of displacement ever recorded

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of South African actress and human rights activist Nomzamo Mbatha as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. Since 2017, Mbatha has worked in close in cooperation with UNHCR as a High Profile Supporter and advocate for UNHCR’s LuQuLuQu campaign, raising awareness for the…