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01 Jan 2015 description

This chapter provides a summary of the general environment in which UNHCR is operating in Africa and the organization’s planned responses in 2015. Mention is made of the two major emergency situations in the Central African Republic and South Sudan which have affected operations in many neighbouring countries and will continue to have a significant impact on UNHCR’s work in 2015 and beyond.

05 Mar 2014 description

GENÈVE, 4 mars (HCR) – Le HCR a fait part de sa préoccupation croissante sur les besoins immédiats des réfugiés centrafricains et sud-soudanais arrivant dans les pays voisins, en particulier au Tchad, au Cameroun et en Ethiopie.

« Nous appelons nos partenaires et les gouvernements de ces pays à aider à accélérer l'aide à ces populations qui, bien que relativement limitées en nombre, ont néanmoins d'urgence besoin d'assistance », a indiqué Melissa Fleming, porte-parole du HCR, aux journalistes à Genève.

05 Mar 2009 description

GENÈVE, 5 mars (HCR) - Chaque afflux peut sembler relativement mineur.

05 Mar 2009 description

GENEVA, March 5 (UNHCR) - Each influx seems relatively minor, but when added together UNHCR is seeing unexpected strains on its budget and operations as Somalis head to Ethiopia, people cross from the Central African Republic (CAR) to Chad and Congolese flee into two different countries.

While the UN refugee agency's country offices, with the support of Emergency Response Team deployments in each of these operations, have mounted excellent responses to these emergencies - which are overshadowed in the media by other crises - they have had to divert resources from their existing …

06 Mar 2007 description

GENÈVE, 6 mars (UNHCR) - L'agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés a lancé mardi un appel de 56,1 millions de dollars pour financer ses opérations de cette année d'aide au retour de dizaines de milliers de réfugiés et de déplacés internes au Sud-Soudan, pour qu'ils puissent regagner leur foyer et réintégrer leurs communautés.

Ces fonds serviront à développer les programmes de rapatriement volontaire pour aider au retour cette année de plus de 100 000 réfugiés installés dans les pays voisins et 25 000 déplacés internes.

06 Mar 2007 description

GENEVA - The UN refugee agency today launched a US$56.1 million appeal for its operations this year to help tens of thousands of southern Sudanese refugees and internally displaced people return home and reintegrate in their communities.

The funds are needed to boost the ongoing voluntary repatriation programme to assist the return from nearby countries of more than 100,000 refugees this year; to help 25,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) return home; to provide returnees with reintegration packages; to rehabilitate health clinics and schools; and to improve shelter …

06 Mar 2007 description

Executive summary

In Southern Sudan, the decades-long internal conflict, which came to an end with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army in January 2005, had a devastating effect on people and resources as well as on governance and the economy. The impact was felt particularly severely in the South, where most of the fighting took place.

18 Feb 2007 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The peace talks between the Government and Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) are faltering following demands by the LRA to move the venue of the negotiations from Juba and appoint a new mediator.

Around 8 February, the LRA was spotted crossing the main road Yambio - Nzara - Ezo - Tambura some 20 kilometres west of Nzara. This is a clear shift from their previous westward route, now quite deep into Sudanese territory, about 50 kilometres north of the border.

03 Dec 2006 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The security situation in Juba and its surroundings continues to be tense, particularly near the eastern bank of the Nile where a series of coordinated armed attacks on civilians have been carried out in recent months. During the reporting period, a large number of people were displaced from Gumbo township, five kilometres on the eastern bank of the Nile.

08 Oct 2006 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The security situation in South Sudan remained relatively stable. Effective 7 September, security Phase IV areas in Equatoria reverted to Phase III. The whole of South Sudan is now in Phase III. Armed escort is however still required in the ex-Phase IV areas between the line Gondokoro-Ngangala-Torit-Amatong- Tsertenya and the line Juba-Lafon-Kimatong-Chukudum-Lotukei.

Complications have arisen in the ongoing Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) peace process as a result of UPDF deployment into South Sudan.

10 Sep 2006 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The general security situation in South Sudan is relatively stable although sporadic security incidents have recently become more frequent. On 28 August, a group of students in Juba stormed the Headquarters of the Central Equatoria State's Ministry of Education, smashing office equipment and private and government vehicles. Some officials of the Ministry sustained heavy beating and injuries.

07 Jul 2006 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 7 July 2006, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

26 Jan 2006 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Security

The security situation in Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria States is relatively stable. An assessment mission to Yambio and Tambura in Western Equatoria confirmed that the two areas are calm and are now pegged to UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) security phase 3 level 2.

In Juba, the population has gone up dramatically and consequently crimes of theft, robbery and arson as well as traffic contraventions have increased significantly.

13 Dec 2005 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 13 December 2005, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.