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The South Sudanese refugee crisis is a developing situation. These updates tell the stories of refugee families — and show how you can give them the safety and shelter they desperately need.
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23 March 2017 – UNHCR
“We are at breaking point. Uganda cannot handle Africa’s largest refugee crisis alone”
Click here to read the statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.Posted by Badar, UNHCR Emergency Shelter Officer
2 April 2017
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South Sudan is the world’s youngest country–claiming independence in 2011. View the timeline of South Sudan’s troubled history here.Posted by UNHCR Canada
24 August 2017
Author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini visited Bidibidi refugee camp and met with refugees like Aisha, who have received shelter from UNHCR. Read his account here.By Khaled Hosseini, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
4 September 2017
Watch: Building UNHCR self-standing tents deployed in emergency situationsPosted by Badar, UNHCR Emergency Shelter Officer
18 September 2017
Meet Opani – one of many South Sudanese refugees fleeing for safety in UgandaPosted by Badar, UNHCR Emergency Shelter Officer