By late March 2018 tens of thousands have fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo to neighbouring countries, bringing the current number of Congolese refugees in Africa to 740,000.
In 2015, new refugee crises erupted in amongst other places Burundi, Nigeria, Ukraine and Yemen. The need for humanitarian assistance was acute and there was no time to wait for aid organisations to appeal to donor countries. As a measure of initial crisis response,...
USD 500,000 from Denmark’s Emergency Reserve Fund will support UNHCR’s work to help the increasing numbers of Venezuelans, fleeing violence, insecurity and lack of basic services.
Anh Lê, the owner of the popular LêLê restaurants in Copenhagen, was resettled in Denmark from a refugee camp in 1979.
More Rohingya refugees arrive in Bangladesh every day. The substantial donation from Denmark will support UNHCR’s efforts to develop a new site for the new arrivals to live.
1,500 Danes visited UNHCR’s “Refugee Camp” in UN City in Copenhagen on the annual Culture Night.
Roskilde Municipality has successfully teamed up with a Danish company to employ refugees. They receive language classes at the job, and the municipality has posted employees to assist with minor ongoing challenges.
Sudan is one of the largest emergencies in Africa today. Nearly 160,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in the first half of 2017.
In northern Angola, 300-500 refugees arrive on a daily basis fleeing violent attacks in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The conflict has so far displaced 1.3 million civilians, with over 30,000 Congolese arriving in desperate conditions to find refuge in neighbouring Angola.