More than 3,000 Congolese refugees arrived in Uganda between Wednesday and Friday last week (1 – 3 July) during a temporary opening of border points.
UNHCR, together with representatives from the Islamic Republics of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan, are calling for renewed partnerships to help Afghans.
In Afghanistan, a shortage of decent and affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing millions of displaced and returning refugees.
Life was already a struggle for many of the 40,276 refugees registered with UNHCR in India, but the pandemic has made their survival even more precarious.
Uganda lifts COVID-19 closure to admit refugees escaping escalating violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
UNHCR is proposing concrete ways the EU can ensure a bold and robust response to forced displacement during the pandemic as well as long term.
UNHCR welcomes the decision by the Government of Uganda to give safe haven to thousands of refugees fleeing escalating violence in the DRC.
UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi tells donors enhanced support is needed to prevent refugees and their hosts from slipping “deeper into poverty and despair.”
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at the increasing number of violent attacks on displaced civilians by armed groups in the DRC.
On the eve of the fourth Supporting Syria and the Region conference in Brussels, the UN urged donors to redouble their commitment to Syrians and the region.