Category: Refugees

More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan – UN

A young South Sudanese refugee looks out of a truck before being transported to the Imvepi settlement at the Imvepi Reception Centre, Arua District, in northern Uganda. Photo: UNHCR/David Azia

The escalating conflict in South Sudan had driven more than one million children out of the country, the United Nations announced today, warning that the future of a generation is ‘on the brink.’ “The horrifying fact that nearly one in five children in South Sudan has been forced to flee their home illustrates how devastating […]

Toll on refugee and migrant children continues to mount one year after EU-Turkey deal – UNICEF

Although she used to be in Grade 6, 12-year old Ayesh, who fled to Turkey from the Idlib Governorate of Syria does not attend school. Photo: UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that one year after the Balkan border closures and the European Union-Turkey Statement, which were aimed at stopping mass migration flows, refugee and migrant children face greater risks of deportation, detention, exploitation and deprivation. “While there has been a major decrease in the overall numbers of children […]

South Sudan now world’s fastest growing refugee crisis – UN refugee agency

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The number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is “alarming,” the United Nations refugee agency said, announcing that 1.6 million people have either been displaced or fled to neighbouring countries in the past eight months ago. “A famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee […]