Gebre knew the dangers as well as any 13-year-old. He understood that to be captured fleeing his country by the Eritrean border guards could mean jail or worse.
John hails from Sudan’s Blue Nile state. In 1987, his family was driven out by civil war. In 2011, he fled again amid new turmoil and worries about his elderly parents who once saved his life.
UNHCR staff are urgently working to prevent an acute health crisis in Kobe camp, one of the most difficult tasks imaginable. Here are their stories.
As conditions worsen in Somalia, young and old alike are fleeing to find help at camps for the internally displaced within the country or further out to refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia.
Dr. Paul Spiegel, Chief of Public Health at UNHCR, speaks about his visit to a refugee camp in Ethiopia that is overwhelmed by Somalis escaping the famine.
Families fleeing fighting and drought in South-Central Somalia now lack even the basics as aid agencies like UNHCR are overwhelmed with children in need.
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