UNHCR and Spanish aid organization bring laughter to refugee children and their host community in Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe: The independent international group Clowns Without Borders (CWB) and UNHCR partnered to bring laughter and happiness to refugee children at Tongogara Refugee Camp and the Chipinge District communities as a prelude to commemorations marking World Refugee Day, which will take place on June 20th. Own Correspondent Clowns Without Borders was created in 1993 to deal with the suffering caused by the war in the former Yugoslavia, especially for children. They are professional clowns or circus artists who volunteer their time and talent. From April 28 to May 6,…

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UNHCR’s Protection Chief Concludes Three-Day Visit To Zimbabwe

Supporting the Government’s efforts to protect and assist refugees and learn about the situation of refugees in the country dominated the visit of UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs, to Zimbabwe from 19 to 21 January. HealthTimes Reporter Triggs met with partners, donors, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Frederick Makamure Shava, and the Minister of Public Services, Labour & Social Welfare, Paul Mavima. We had very open and constructive discussions with the Government on all issues relating to the protection of refugees and asylum-seekers in…

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Gvt, Partners Readies Humanitarian Assistance For Tongogara Refugee Camp, As Mozambique Conflict Rages

THE Ministry of Public Service and Social Welfare working together with various partners including the World Food Program (WFP) says they are ready to increase food and humanitarian assistance at Tongogara refugee camp should the demand for assistance increase at the back of conflict in neighboring Mozambique. By Michael Gwarisa Tongogara refugee camp currently houses not less than 15 000 refugees from various countries and should the conflict in Mozambique persist, there are fears it could lead to an influx of refugees coming to seek protection at Tongogara camp. Speaking…

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US$200 000 Food and Nutrition Boost For Tongogara Refugees

THE Republic of Korea has donated an amount to the tune of US$200 000 to support critical food and nutrition needs for at least 14 000 refugees of Tongogara Refugee Camp (TRC). By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at the official handover ceremony of the financial facility, World Food Program (WFP) Country Representative Mr Eddie Rowe said the gesture by the Korean government would improve the daily food requirements of refugees at a time when the country was experiencing high demand for food assistance. Refugee populations around the world are one of…

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UN Refugee Agency rachets up relief airlift for Cyclone Idai

THE United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) airlifted supplies for refugees affected by Cyclone Idai. The consignment, which arrived yesterday at Robert Mugabe International Airport yesterday evening, follows on the first consignment of emergency relief earmarked for Zimbabweans, which arrived on March 31. The supplies from the first consignment have been distributed in Chipinge and will reach Chimanimani next week. The airlift, which arrived at Robert G. Mugabe International Airport, includes blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans, mosquito nets, solar lamps, sanitary pads and soap destined for Tongogara refugee camp,…

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