5 Success Factors for Refugee Resettlement

I was recently asked to put together a short video that contains 5 success factors for refugee resettlement.  Well, here it is.  I hope you enjoy it!

Surviving in Niamey: Malian refugees struggle to get by in the big city

There are some 6,000 urban refugees in the Niger capital, Niamey. UNHCR hopes that a registration exercise will help the agency pinpoint their needs.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR calls for calm and access to newly displaced people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

With the new influx, overcrowded IDP camps are being stretched beyond capacity in terms of space, shelter and basics, including food and water.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

Tuareg gives up good private sector job to help Malian refugees

When Malian families arrived in northern Burkina Faso earlier this year, Ahmid was struck by the number of children. He quit his job so he could help.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR distributes biometric ID cards to refugees in Senegal

UNHCR and the Senegalese government recently launched a campaign to provide biometric ID cards to some 19,000 refugees by year’s end.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

Q&A: Swedish diplomat reflects on visit to refugee camp in Niger

Jan Knutsson, who just completed his term as chairman of UNHCR’s governing body, discusses his recent trip to meet Malian refugees in Niger.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

As Syria crisis continues, UNHCR urges EU states to uphold Common Asylum System principles

With a small but growing number of Syrian asylum seekers arriving in countries of the European Union, UNHCR is reminding EU member states of the importance of adhering to the principles of the Common European…
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

Somalia Refugees in the Region, 12 October 2012

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Sudanese villagers face tough choices before fleeing to relative safety in Yida

Fighting and food shortages have forced thousands to flee to Yida settlement in South Sudan. The number of arrivals is likely to rise when the rains end.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

Displacement in Myanmar’s Rakhine state still rising

Four months after inter-communal violence erupted in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the scale of internal displacement is still growing with affected villagers continuing to leave their homes in search…
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

Syrian refugees find safety in Lebanon, but shelter proves scarce

As refugees continue to arrive in Lebanon from Syria, finding shelter is becoming increasingly difficult.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR’s Guterres says global humanitarian crises at levels unmatched in recent history

The High Commissioner gives his opening address at the annual five-day meeting of UNHCR’s Executive Committee.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

Responding to a humanitarian crisis and saving lives: UNHCR in South Sudan

Tens of thousands of people, like Muktar, have fled Sudan’s Blue Nile state and crossed into South Sudan. UNHCR’s help has been vital.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR responds to public health threats in Dadaab refugee camps

Following indications of an outbreak of acute jaundice (largely caused by hepatitis E virus) among refugees in Dadaab camp complex in northern Kenya, UNHCR is running a comprehensive public health response…
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

More than 10,000 Somalis flee coastal city of Kismayo, fearing fighting

The majority are heading to villages in other parts of Kismayo, Jilib and Jamame districts. Some are moving towards Mogadishu or Kenya.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

Conflict puts wedding plans on hold as wounded Syrian couple flee to Lebanon

Abu Omar works as a hotel sales manager in the Gulf. He returned earlier this year to Syria to get married, but nearly died trying to reach safety in Lebanon.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees and Iraqi returnees in Iraq

Domiz Refugee Camp, Iraq, 16 September 2012 – UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie today hailed the Iraqi government’s willingness to host Syrian refugees fleeing violence and expressed her hope that all…
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

Somali refugees and locals benefit from desert garden in Ethiopia

Fields of watermelons, onions, leeks, tomatoes and peppers surround Heloweyen camp under a project to provide affordable food for all.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

Nansen Refugee Award winner builds primary school in Yemen

The Society for Humanitarian Solidarity uses its cash prize to build a primary school for 350 refugee children at Kharaz Camp in Yemen.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR reaches Kachins sent back from China

UNHCR is seriously concerned over reports that China has sent back groups of Myanmar nationals to insecure parts of Kachin state in northern Myanmar. We estimate that some 5,000 ethnic Kachins – many of…
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

More than 100,000 flee Syria in August, highest monthly total

The August influx brings the total number of Syrian refugees registered or awaiting registration to more than 235,300.
UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency

Syria: refugee crisis – Tuesday 4 September 2012

Syria: refugee crisis – Tuesday 4 September 2012
Children play at a Syrian refugees camp in Faida in northern Kurdish Dohuk province, Iraq. More than 10,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Iraq's northern semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan since Syria crisis worsened, Iraqi local officials said on Tuesday.
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Notorious Criminal At Daadab Refugee Camp Gets Arrested
Police in Daadab yesterday arrested one of the most notorious bandits, who is believed to be among a group that is behind crimes in and out of the refugee camps. The bandit, Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, was arrested after a refugees, who he had tried to rob …
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