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UN refugee agency ramps up response as Libya’s humanitarian crisis deepens

UN refugee agency ramps up response as Libya’s humanitarian crisis deepens

Conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy have contributed to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Libya, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to announce plans to step-up its presence and programmes there. Amid the increasing complexity of refugee and migrant movements through and from Libya, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visited Tripoli […]

Appeal for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

Appeal for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

The risk of mass starvation in four countries – Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the UN refugee agency has warned. About 20 million people live in hard-hit areas where harvests have failed and malnutrition rates are increasing, particularly among young children, the UNHCR said on […]

Now 300k+ South Sudanese Refugees in Sudan – UNHCR

Now 300k+ South Sudanese Refugees in Sudan – UNHCR

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has determined that there are now more than 300,000 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan. In its weekly humanitarian bulletin, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that according to the UNHCR, the number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan since December 2013 has surpassed the 300,000 […]

Uganda is Beautiful, But Here is Yet Another Area Where it Excels

Uganda is Beautiful, But Here is Yet Another Area Where it Excels

President Museveni once said Uganda had transformed from a net exporter of refugees to a net importer. He was bragging. The point being that his government had created a decent enough environment that masses of Ugandans were no longer fleeing across the borders for their lives. With the current flood of refugees into Uganda, especially […]

Kenya Camp Closures No Surprise to Refugees – ‘We’ve Been Crying Out but No One Heard’

Kenya Camp Closures No Surprise to Refugees – ‘We’ve Been Crying Out but No One Heard’

If Dadaab were a town, it would be Kenya’s third biggest by population. Kenya’s announcement earlier this month that it planned to shut down its refugee camps may have seemed sudden to outsiders, but it was no surprise to the hundreds of thousands of refugees living in Dadaab and Kakuma, two of world’s largest refugee […]

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