Angelina Jolie calls for reflection on the “pain and suffering” of refugee children during a visit to a centre for adolescent girls in Nairobi on World Refugee Day.
“The love of sport brings people together in a unique way. The passion and acceptance that comes from playing and supporting teams can dissolve differences. I hope this strengthened relationship with the FC Barcelona Foundation, will pave the way for a significant improvement of the lives of millions of refugee children and bring communities together,” said Grandi.
In the long term, UNHCR intends to construct dykes across flooding areas to prevent water from reaching the camps.
The toll free number, 0800720063, is expected to improve Individual Case Management (ICM), identify and fast-track vulnerable cases, reduce costs associated with accessing UNHCR such as transport and the time spent trying to gain access to UNHCR services.
More than 75,000 refugee children in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and DRC have crossed South Sudan’s borders either unaccompanied or separated from their families.
Dadaab Refugee Camps have a total of 264 senior and junior youth teams engaged in various sports ranging from football, volleyball and athletics.
The objective of the programme is to improve health standards for the host communities and refugees in Kalobeyei, increase food and nutrition security and promote economic opportunities, increase school enrolment for children, improve child safety and well-being and increase social cohesion between refugees and host communities.
“We do not want to see more refugees. It does not help us. We want them to go back home and become ambassadors of peace.”
In all of our engagements with Government officials (both bilaterally and within the framework established under the Tripartite Agreement of 2013), refugees and other stakeholders, we have consistently stressed that repatriation must be voluntary and cannot, therefore, be time-bound.