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Tag: Refugee Crisis

October 15, 2019

Escalation of Fighting in Northeast...

While significant further displacements continue, UNICEF’s partners have started providing emergency assistance to families arriving at collective shelters in Hassakeh city and Tal Tamar

August 28, 2019

UNHCR Uses Cash Assistance for Ref...

Twenty-five-year-old Florence Idiongo fled South Sudan in 2016 and for two years she and her twelve dependents lived in a plastic tent in Kalobeyei settlement

August 27, 2019

Solar Power Plant Improves Lives fo...

In a remote part of Jordan, a first-of-its-kind solar energy plant is powering a Syrian refugee camp and is making a difference in the lives of 40,000 residents, while benefiting the host country and the environment

July 16, 2019

DRC Refugees Flooding Into Uganda t...

Aid workers in Uganda say armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has doubled the flow of refugees since June, straining humanitarian funding. Many of the DRC refugees brave the harsh waters of Lake Albert on the Uganda border to make the crossing to safety

July 13, 2019

Refugee Girls Choir Touches Hearts ...

The power of song can heal the hearts and bring people together. A girls’ chorus named Pihcintu sings to do just that. Most members are from war-torn countries and refugee camps around the world. Together they sing as one and spread message of hope

Refugees Lamb Farm

The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust works to promote rural communities in the Yorkshire Dales and facilitates work days on a sheep farm for refugees and asylum seekers in England

July 10, 2019

Cox Bazar Flooding

At least 47 water distribution points and network, and over 600 latrines have been affected or damaged, increasing the risk of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD), to which children are especially vulnerable

July 1, 2019

WFP Began a Partial Suspension of F...

WFP has in recent months been providing food assistance to more than 10 million people, making the Yemen emergency response the agency’s largest anywhere in the world. The agency aims to feed 12 million of the most vulnerable and food-insecure people a month – effectively doubling the 2018 targets

April 27, 2019

Thousands of Children Face Malnutri...

UN officials are calling for urgent action to provide assistance for children living in a refugee camp in northeastern Syria. The al-Hol camp has been a major destination for families fleeing the violence, including those of the Islamic State (IS) fighters

April 9, 2019

Briefing by UN High Commissioner fo...

Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, briefs the Security Council on the state of the world’s displaced

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