Greater solidarity needed with displaced

Greater solidarity needed with displaced

GENEVA – In an age of soaring global displacement, countries must transcend their national interests and come together to curb large-scale suffering, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the UN Refugee Agency, Filippo Grandi, declared today. In keynote...
UNHCR airlift to Uganda as thousands flee South Sudan

UNHCR airlift to Uganda as thousands flee South Sudan

Thousands of refugees fleeing violence and human rights violations in South Sudan benefit from major aid operation with an airlift into Uganda. KAMPALA, Uganda – Thousands of refugees fleeing violence and human rights violations in South Sudan have begun to benefit...
Refugees fleeing South Sudan pass one million mark

Refugees fleeing South Sudan pass one million mark

With this milestone, South Sudan joins Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia as countries which have produced more than a million refugees. GENEVA – The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in neighbouring countries has this week passed the one million mark,...
Mobile connectivity a lifeline for refugees, report finds

Mobile connectivity a lifeline for refugees, report finds

New study by UNHCR and Accenture finds mobile phone and internet access is as critical to refugees’ safety and security as food, shelter and water. GENEVA – As well as being essential for keeping in touch with loved ones, many refugees view access to a mobile phone...

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