South Sudan Emergency

South Sudan Emergency

Last Updated: September 27

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


    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
  • 17 August 2017

    Breaking News

    BREAKING: One millionth refugee from South Sudan enters Uganda. Click here to read the Press Release by The UN Refugee Agency

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  • 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 situations

    Posted by Badar, UNHCR Emergency Shelter Officer
  • 18 September 2017

    Meet Opani – one of many South Sudanese refugees fleeing for safety in Uganda

    Posted by Badar, UNHCR Emergency Shelter Officer

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