Refugees and Migrants Stories

PWRDF announces $50,000 for famine and drought relief in East Africa

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Aid workers perform intake of South Sudanese refugees at Palorinya refugee camp in Northern Uganda, Feb. 15, 2017, photo courtesy of LWF/ C. Kästner

This story is an update from a previous post. In response to the famine in South Sudan and the drought in Kenya, PWRDF has announced […]

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“Sewing” the seeds for women in South Sudan

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Orphaned children come to the Women's Community Resource Centre in Bor for literacy classes.

South Sudan may be the newest country in the world, but it’s far from stable. According to the United Nations, in 2013 it had the […]

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Perfect timing in Uganda

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Clean water, good hygiene and sanitation are keys to stopping the spread of cholera. Photo: Julien Harneis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/julien_harneis/589718393)

When PWRDF announced on August 12 that it was sending $30,000 to support relief efforts for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, we had no idea […]

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PWRDF announces $30,000 for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Africa Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Refugees and Migrants Stories, South Sudan, Uncategorized

By early December 2015, Uganda had become home to almost 511,000 refugees and asylum seekers, making it the third largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, after […]

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Caring for Refugees in Cairo

Africa Stories, Egypt, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
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For refugees who have had to leave everything behind and flee for their lives from violence or persecution, finding a place of safety, a new […]

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Empowering Women: A Key to Success

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Members of an OfERR supported Self-Help Group in Sri Lanka work together in a milk collective, pooling their milk and getting a better rate from the merchants who buy the milk.  Photo: Simon Chambers

The Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) is an organization of Tamil refugees supporting Tamil refugees both in India and those who have and continue […]

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Fishing for their Future

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Two youths examine the fish they are farming in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Photo: NCCK

Last year we told the story of Noah Errambona, a Burundian fisherman living as a refugee at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.  Noah had worked with […]

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We Stay

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Boys discuss conflict resolution as part of a psycho-social program run by the Lutheran World Federation in the Zaatari refugee camp near Mafraq, Jordan. Photo: ACT/Paul Jeffrey

When the Syrian civil war started almost 5 years ago, PWRDF began providing relief to those displaced by the conflict through the ACT Alliance.  Over […]

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