Tag Archive | UNHCR

Why Kenya Announced An Unrealistic But Alarming Plan To Rid The Country Of Refugees

Aid groups warn that forcing hundreds of thousands of refugees out would create instability and a humanitarian disaster. Charlotte AlfredWorld Reporter, The Huffington Post TONY KARUMBA VIA GETTY IMAGES Over 350,000 people live in Dadaab in northeast Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world. When Kenya threatened last Friday to shut down the largest […]

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Violence in Yemen may trigger world’s next great refugee crisi

Aid officials say more than 114,000 people have fled war-torn Yemen, and figure could reach at least 200,000 by end of 2016. Middle East Online They arrive often traumatized and exhausted ADEN – More than 114,000 people have fled war-torn Yemen, and the figure could reach at least 200,000 by the end of 2016, aid […]

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Uganda: United States Contributes U.S.$9 Million to WFP to Support Refugees in Uganda

  “This generous contribution has arrived just in time, as a funding shortfall was threatening to force WFP to reduce rations for refugees, including the new South Sudanese arrivals,” said acting Country Director Michael Dunford. “Those cuts will not be necessary now, and we are extremely grateful to USAID for its lifesaving support for people […]

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Facilities for Burundi refugees at breaking point: MSF

23 JUL 2015 00:00 AZAD ESSA About 2 500 Burundians are fleeing into Tanzania every week, overwhelming aid agencies who say refugee facilities had now reached “breaking point”. Doctors without Borders (MSF) told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that the Nyarugusu refugee camp near the Tanzanian town of Kasulu, close to the border with Burundi, was simply […]

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Ethiopia is the leading refugee hosting country in Africa

Addis Ababa, 02 July, 2015 (WIC) – Ethiopia is the leading recipient of refugees from different African nations, Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) said. Deputy Director of ARRA, Ayalew Awoke told WIC that Ethiopia is leading in Africa and ranked fifth in the world in receiving and hosting great numbers of refugees. According […]

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Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia: Where benevolence meets pragmatism

April 7, 2015–Eritreans are the fastest growing refugee population in Africa. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that over 70 Eritreans cross the border into Ethiopia per day. Ethiopia is now hosting over 93,000 Eritrean refugees. Why are they fleeing? The International Crisis Group (ICG) argues that Eritrea’s national service is to […]

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Amid spike in arrivals, number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia passes 200,000 – UN

A South Sudanese woman and her two children rest under a tree after fleeing their country and crossing into Ethiopia at the Pagak border entry point earlier this week. Photo: UNHCR/R. R. Thot 1 May 2015 – The number of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Ethiopia since fighting broke out in South Sudan […]

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In bid to counter al-Shabab, Kenya tightens noose on aid efforts for Somalis

From DevEx By Flavie Halaisflaviehalais A member of the Kenya Defense Forces at the airport in Kismayo, Somalia. The city was liberated from al-Shabab by the combined forces of the Kenyan and Somali military in October 2012. Kenya has recently launched a number of initiatives meant to protect the country’s borders against the terrorist group. Photo […]

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UNHCR commends Rwanda on Burundian refugees

By: JAMES KARUHANGA The representative of the UN’s refugee agency has commended the government and people of Rwanda for hosting and protecting thousands of Burundian refugees. Saber Azam was, Wednesday, visiting the new Mahama refugee camp in Kirehe District, where Burundian refugees are being settled. “It’s not easy to be a small country, that is heavily […]

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Rwanda: UNHCR – Sharp Increase in Number of Burundian Refugees Arriving in Rwanda

PRESS RELEASE This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 28 April 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Over the weekend, the number of Burundian refugees crossing into Rwanda has jumped significantly, with over […]

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