“Stateless people are just seeking the same basic rights that all citizens enjoy.”
“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.
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.
More than two million Somalis have been displaced in one of the world’s most protracted humanitarian crises that have now entered its third decade.
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.
UNHCR appeals for additional $115 million for voluntary return, reintegration of Somali refugees from Dadaab camp
Plan also includes the relocation of 31,000 refugees to Kakuma and verification of camp population
Agencies launch revised appeal for South Sudan refugees amid concerns that the numbers could pass the 1 million mark this year
The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the 1 million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue