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A truck carrying refugees arrives at the Nyumanzi I settlement […]
©UNHCR/F.Noy

A Refugee Settlement Rises Again in Northern Uganda

Added: 28 Feb 2014

Fighting in South Sudan between government troops and rival forces since December has displaced tens of thousands of people, many of whom have sought shelter at temporary transit and reception centres just inside northern Uganda. The UN refugee agency has since early January reopened three former refugee […]
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Jacquie (right) waits with other refugees for the boat to leave […]
©UNHCR/D.Alachi

Central African Republic: Crossing the Oubangui to Home and Safety

Added: 26 Feb 2014

The escalating violence in Central African Republic (CAR) has caught everyone in its web, including refugees from countries such as Chad, Cameroon and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). For the Congolese living in places like the CAR capital, Bangui, or the town of Batalimo, home was just a short […]
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Like many people living along the banks of the Oubangui River […]
©UNHCR/B.Sokol

The Most Important Thing: Central African Republic Refugees

Added: 24 Feb 2014

Over the past year, the UN refugee agency has run a series of photosets on its website by American photographer Brian Sokol focusing on the possessions that refugees take with them when they are forced to flee from their homes. We started last August with Sudanese refugees in South Sudan and have since […]
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First stop in Uganda: At Elegu, just 200 metres from the South […]
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Matiop's First Days as a Refugee in Uganda

Added: 21 Feb 2014

After fighting engulfed his hometown of Bor in South Sudan last December, Matiop Atem Angang fled with his extended family of 15 - including his 95-year-old mother, his six children and his sister's family. They left the capital of Jonglei state, one of the areas worst affected by the violence of the […]
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Fatouma, seen with one of her five children, left her village […]
©UNHCR/H. Caux

Thousands Start Afresh in Niger After Fleeing Nigeria

Added: 03 Feb 2014

In May 2013, the Nigerian government, responding to a surge in violence in the north-east of the country, declared a state of emergency in the volatile states of Borno, Adawama and Yobe. Many people fled to neighbouring Niger's Diffa region and to the Far North Region of Cameroon. Fresh violence in January […]
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