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Uganda, UN Appeal for $8 Billion For South Sudan Refugees

Uganda, UN Appeal for $8 Billion For South Sudan Refugees

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and UN chief Antonio Guterres will on Friday host a conference to raise funds for South Sudanese refugees. Nearly one million have crossed into Uganda since conflict broke out in 2013. They come with the little they could save from their homes having fled war and famine. They come in their […]

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world […]

VIDEO: Urgent need to tackle malnutrition

VIDEO: Urgent need to tackle malnutrition

Aisha is worried about her daughter, Fatima, who is suffering from extreme hunger. They are among the 1.8 million people in northern Nigeria displaced by the Boko Haram conflict.   &nbs

Frequently Asked Questions On Climate Change And Disaster Displacement

Frequently Asked Questions On Climate Change And Disaster Displacement

As activities get underway in Marrakech at COP22, the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about climate change and displacement. 1. How many people are already displaced by climate change? Displacement linked to climate change is not a future hypothetical […]

Somalia: U.S. Republican Candidate Trump Blasts Somali Refugees

Somalia: U.S. Republican Candidate Trump Blasts Somali Refugees

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has blasted Somali refugees, saying that they are “bringing extremist views” to the US. According to BBC, Trump, who was speaking during his last round of campaigning in Minnesota, vowed that his administration would not allow any refugees “without the support and consent of local communities”. “How stupid are […]

Syrian Refugees Transform Crisis Into A Drama

Syrian Refugees Transform Crisis Into A Drama

Amid the familiar bustle of daily life in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, something out of the ordinary is taking place in a dusty yard outside one of the many thousands of shelters. A dozen or so refugees are busy erecting sets, setting up lights and cameras, and donning makeup and costumes. Ahmed Hareb and his […]

Myanmar Refugees Pave The Way Home In Pilot Return

Myanmar Refugees Pave The Way Home In Pilot Return

More than 70 refugees have arrived safely back in Myanmar in the first voluntary return organized by the governments of Thailand and Myanmar in over 30 years. Earlier this week, a total of 71 refugees left Thailand’s Tham Hin and Nupo camps to return home to Yangon, Tanintharyi region, Kayin, Bago, Mon and Rakhine states. […]

Uganda Farming Classes Transform Refugees Into Entrepreneurs

Uganda Farming Classes Transform Refugees Into Entrepreneurs

At home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, police reservist Kwizera Gasigwa farmed cassava and maize for his family to eat and to sell, to help his meagre income stretch a little further each month. But when war forced them to flee to neighbouring Uganda, it was difficult for Gasigwa, 39, to see his […]

A look Into The World Of Women Refugees And Migrants

A look Into The World Of Women Refugees And Migrants

Today, around the world, people are on the move. They are migrating to escape poverty, improve their livelihood and opportunities, or escaping conflict and devastation in their own countries. Women represent almost half of the 244 million migrants and half of the 19.6 million refugees worldwide . The remittances sent by women migrant workers improve […]

Syrian Girls Are Being Pushed Into Child Marriage In Lebanese Refugee Camps

Syrian Girls Are Being Pushed Into Child Marriage In Lebanese Refugee Camps

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. In developing countries, one in every three girls is married before 18; one in nine is married before 15. If the present trend continues, 150 million girls will be married before their 18th birthday over the next decade. That is an average of […]