The World's Toughest Refugee Camp


South Sudan's largest refugee camp has been identified by the United Nations to be the most challenging settlement in the world, with reports of a sharp rise in new arrivals owing to escalating fighting in the South Kordofan region of neighbouring Sudan.
  • South Sudan:  The Toughest Refugee Camp in the World

    Daily Maverick, 20 November 2012

    Yida in South Sudan is considered by the United Nations to be the most challenging refugee camp in the world. Nothing could have prepared SIMON ALLISON for what he saw there. read more »

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  • Sudan:  Refugees Flee South Kordofan Fighting

    UN News Service, 16 November 2012

    The United Nations refugee agency is reporting a sharp rise in new arrivals at South Sudan's largest refugee camp owing to escalating fighting in the South Kordofan region of ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  New Refugee Arrivals At South Sudan's Yida Settlement

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 16 November 2012

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 16 November 2012, at the Palais des ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  UN Prepares to Relocate Nearly 63,000 Refugees From Yida Camp

    UN News Service, 2 November 2012

    The United Nations refugee agency today said it is preparing to relocate almost 63,000 people living in the Yida camp in South Sudan, where their security is at risk due to their ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  South Sudan - Preparations Underway to Relocate Refugees From Yida Settlement

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 2 November 2012

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 2 November 2012, at the Palais des ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Sudanese Villagers Face Tough Choices Before Fleeing to Relative Safety in Yida

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 9 October 2012

    It was a terrible dilemma for the mother of four - which children to take and who to leave behind as the fighting approached her village. Amuna realized that it was only a matter ... read more »

Refugees at the Yida settlement in South Sudan (file photo).

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