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South Sudan Emergency

UNHCR to build new camps, expand others to shelter South Sudanese refugees

17 January 2014

With about 1,000 people arriving every day in neighbouring countries, UNHCR looks at the prospect of refugee numbers exceeding 100,000 by the end of January.

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South Sudanese refugees moved from flood-prone camp in Ethiopia

15 May 2015

UNHCR and its partners move some 12,660 South Sudanese refugees from the flood-prone Nip Nip refugee camp to Jewi in western Ethiopia's Gambella region.

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Educating South Sudan's Next Generation

07 May 2015

After fleeing the conflict in South Sudan, a devoted teacher spends his own savings to open a school for refugee children in Uganda.

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Number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia passes 200,000 mark

01 May 2015

UNHCR staff note sharp increase in new arrivals from some 1,000 people a month in the first quarter of this year to more than 4,000 refugees registered in April.

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UNHCR convoys stockpile supplies in South Sudan before rain blocks roads

01 April 2015

The switch from depending on airlifts has slashed the costs and improved the supplies to refugees

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Marie-Hélène Verney
UNHCR

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António Guterres
High Commissioner for Refugees

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