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Kenya Live Blog: COVID-19

Kenya Live Blog: COVID-19

UNHCR, Government, donors, partners and refugees are all partnering together in Kenya to fight the spread of the corona virus in refugee camps.

Refugee Olympian Yiech Pur Biel named UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Refugee Olympian Yiech Pur Biel named UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of South Sudanese track and field athlete Yiech Pur Biel as their newest Goodwill Ambassador. A refugee, Pur was forced to flee the conflict in South Sudan in 2005, journeying alone to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya when he was only […]

World Refugee Day 2020 Blog

World Refugee Day 2020 Blog

Message from Fillipo Grandi during the WRD2020 On #WorldRefugeeDay, we celebrate and honour refugees across the world. You never cease to inspire us. From the UN High Commissioner for Refugees @FilippoGrandi to you: pic.twitter.com/eT7Y7y0GAu — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) June 20, 2020 Bahati Ernestine , a refugee living […]

Soap maker in Kenya refugee camp lowers prices to fight COVID-19

Soap maker in Kenya refugee camp lowers prices to fight COVID-19

When Innocent Havyarimana, a Burundian refugee, first heard handwashing was crucial in preventing coronavirus, he did something few businessmen would do – he lowered his prices. Others might have raised prices to increase profit, but his aim was to make his soap as accessible as possible, so he also boosted […]