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Over a month since the fighting started, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is making an urgent appeal for the safety of civilians and to allow humanitarian aid to move freely in Sudan as we continue to scale up our response for over 1 million people recorded displaced within Sudan and to neighbouring countries.
After conflict erupted between neighbouring communities in south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a long-standing friendship between two men helped bridge the divide.
María Victoria works tirelessly to protect the rights of internally displaced LGBTIQ+ people in Chocó, Colombia.
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly T. Clements today appealed urgently for more support for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, which host most of the 20 million forcibly displaced people in the Americas.
Today we observe the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia with its important theme: Together Always: United in Diversity. It is a day when we at UNHCR acknowledge the people who are forced to flee persecution, stigma and discrimination because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.
UN calls for $3 billion to rush life-saving aid and protection to people impacted by the Sudan crisis
With the conflict in Sudan entering its second month, the United Nations and its partners today called for US$3 billion to help millions of people in the country and hundreds of thousands fleeing to neighbouring countries.
Representatives of the Governments of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Rwanda and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, met today for a High-Level Meeting on Voluntary Repatriation of Congolese and Rwandan Refugees hosted in the two countries.
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees are returning home to escape the violence in Sudan, but many find themselves stranded in remote border areas.
The fighting inside Sudan is having devastating humanitarian effects both inside the country and in the wider region.
As violence in Sudan continues for a fourth week, nearly 200,000 refugees and returnees have been forced to flee the country, with more crossing borders daily seeking safety. Additionally, hundreds of thousands have been internally displaced with many more confined to their homes, unable to access necessities.
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