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South Africa: Statement By UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres On the Death of Nelson Mandela

PRESS RELEASE It is with very great sadness that I have heard the news of the death of Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa. His extraordinary wisdom, selflessness and compassion not only held South Africa together following the collapse of apartheid, preventing potentially immense displacement, but made him a true global symbol for […]

16 Days of Activism: Countering sexual and gender-based violence across the Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, December 10 (UNHCR) – With sexual and gender-based violence an acute problem in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNHCR offices across the country have been spreading awareness about the scourge in a series of events marking the annual 16 Days of Activism against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. Thousands […]