UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has offered its assistance and support to the remaining 19 LGBTI refugees still residing in an emergency shelter located on the outskirts of Nairobi. The shelter, which has housed vulnerable refugees since December 2018, is expected to close imminently. “We encourage this group of refugees […]
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is accelerating plans ahead of the expected closure of an emergency shelter which has housed vulnerable refugees with an LGBTI profile since December 2018. The majority of the people have an LGBTI profile and were relocated from Kakuma refugee camp to Nairobi due to security […]
UNHCR continues to engage with and to seek solutions for some 55 refugees with an LGBTI profile who started a sit-in protest in front of its office in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday 8 April. The group demands expedited refugee status determination and immediate resettlement. They have been living in a […]
UNHCR welcomes the release of refugees; expresses continued commitment to dialogue and search for solutions
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the release of a group of refugees and asylum-seekers, including some with an LGBTI profile, who were arrested on 20 February 2019 on a misdemeanor charge under the Physical Planning Act. Their arrest followed a multi-day sit-in near UNHCR’s compound in Nairobi, Kenya. UNHCR, […]
Aid appeals seek over $3 billion as South Sudan set to become Africa’s largest refugee and humanitarian crisis
“If the war doesn’t stop, refugee numbers will rise from 2.5 to three million in 2018.”
Marking four years since the outbreak of South Sudan’s civil war, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today appealed for urgent action by all sides to settle the conflict and put an end to the country’s deepening humanitarian crisis and Africa’s largest refugee crisis. “The world cannot continue to […]
“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.