Herself a survivor of violence, Taban saw the trauma among Yazidi women and understood their need for mental health support.
“I thought, what will help rebuild their confidence and bring back that power that was taken away. What sport is there?”
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Looking for a position to support our efforts in and around Ukraine? Check out our Fast Track Recruitment Drive with applications closing on 4 July 2022.
For more info, visit unhcr.org/careers and apply under 'Ukraine Situation'.
I met many Ukrainian refugee children in the Czech Republic: it’s good to know that - thanks to their hosts - they’re safe and protected, but one cannot stop thinking of all the Ukrainian children whose lives are at risk every day in the bombed, besieged cities of their homeland.
🏆 Tomorrow, refugee teams representing eight European nations will compete for the UNITY EURO Cup.
The tourna@UEFAis ho@RefugeesUEFA and @Refugees to show the power of football in connecting host communities and d#WithRefugeesl#RespecthRefugees #Respect
Bernardela fled violence in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. Her T-Shirt reads “For girls Progress”, a symbol of girls' empowerment.
In 2021, children accounted for 30% of the world’s population, but 41% of all people #ForcedToFlee. 🔗unhcr.org/globaltrendsy#WithRefugeessL
To deliver life-saving assistance and protection to some 1.5 million refugees, internally displaced people and local host communities affected by the drought in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, we are urgently appealing for US$ 42.6 million. bit.ly/3bDIekQ
“The response to the Ukraine refugee situation has highlighted Europe’s capacity for an organized and workable approach to asylum”
Our High Commissioner @FilippoGrandi encourages further progress on EU asylum reform under the Czech 🇪🇺 Presidenc#EU2022CZCbit.ly/3I1aPMPAj
Photographed in 1974, these Greek Cypriot refugee children explore their refugee camp in Cyprus, an island that remains divided to this day.
Artist @marinamaral2 gave this piece of history a new life: bit.ly/3aCRnt3
Happy to meet and thank Interior Minister @Vit_Rakusan who leads the government’s humane, effective response to the influx of 380,000 Ukrainian refugees into the Czech Republic.
UNHCR will continue to support the authorities and civil society to ensure a sustainable response.
“ I still have hope in humanity, otherwise, I wouldn’t do this job.”
-- @Refugees' Monique Sokhan fled the terror of the Khmer Rouge & the genocide in Cambodia in the 1970s.
She now dedicates her life to protecting other refugees.
Her powerful story: bit.ly/3budpPr
Looking for international professional careers that help build better futures for people forced to flee? Check out @Refugees Fast Track Recruitment Drive for the Ukraine Emergency and apply by 4 July 2022. Visit unhcr.org/careers for more!
Cities are home to millions of forcibly displaced people drawn by the opportunity to find work, access services & establish social networks
Cities around the world are at the forefront of protection & assistance efforts. Their crucial role needs to be further supported. #WUF11
The 1980s saw the beginning of refugees from Chad returning home after fleeing violence in the 70s to neighbouring countries.
Pictured here in 1981 in Kousseri camp, Cameroon, these women prepare to go back home.
This is our "Colour of Flight" project: bit.ly/3aCRnt3
100 million people have now been #ForcedToFlee their homes - on our shared home of Earth.
They need kindness, support, inclusion,… basic human rights.
But above all, Peace, so they can one day return home.
Before we were called UNHCR, it was the International Refugee Organization, which was created to help the millions displaced by World War II.
This photo from 1950 shows forcibly displaced people in Germany applying for resettlement.
Find out more: bit.ly/3aCRnt3
I am in Prague to hold meetings with the government just before the start of the Czech Presidency of the EU 🇪🇺.
It will be an opportunity to also thank the Czech Republic 🇨🇿 for hosting, generously and effectively, one of the largest populations of Ukrainian refugees in EuroILoW
Angolan refugees await rations in Botswana, pictured in 1969.
The flight of the Hambukushu to Botswana during the Angolan War of Independence would prove to be one of the most successful refugee integration stories of the 20th century.
“I have peace in my soul because I know that none of the thousands of people who have approached me were left behind, they all received support.”
This disability rights activist helps others with disabilities flee the war in Ukraine and find safety.
Together with @UNmigration, we express profound sadness at the loss of life and injuries during attempted crossings of the fence between Morocco & Spain. We urge all authorities to prioritize the safety of migrants & refugees, and uphold their human rights.unhcr.org/news/press/202…
This is moment when life in exile came to an end for these former Ivorian refugees.
For the forcibly displaced, returning home in safety to resume the lives they were forced to flee is the ultimate goal.
This morning UNHCR distributed urgently needed shelter materials + household supplies to some 2,400 people in Geyan District, Paktika Province displaced by Wednesday's earthquake.
Humanitarians are working in partnership around-the-clock to assess needs + deliver aid.
Taken in 1969, this mother and daughter were part of the Assyrian ethnic group who were forced to flee and found refuge in Lebanon during the 1960s.
See how artist @marinamaral2 breathed new life into the photo: bit.ly/3aCRnt3
Documents that make history are not always impressive!
The “Arrangement with Regard to the Issue of Certificate of Identity to Russian Refugees” signed #100years ago marked the birth of the #NansenPassport & the int'l protection of refugees
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Crossing a border does not always end the discrimination LGBTIQ+ people experience.
Today and every day, we celebrate, honour and acknowledge the perseverance of LGBTIQ+ refugees around the world.
Looking back to World Refugee Week, key highlights from the camps where refugees joined their hosts in commemorating #WorldRefugeeDay.
Refugees showcase their fashion, dancing, and acrobat skills; and exhibit their produce from kitchen gardens.
Wednesday's deadly earthquake in Afghanistan was the worst to hit the country in 20 years.
@UNHCRAfg is on the ground delivering lifesaving assistance to the people affected.
Additional support is now deployed from Kabul. bit.ly/3bjJuJv
UNHCR faces unprecedented challenges on a global scale to meet the needs of millions.
Our longstanding partnership with @StatePRM is essential for us to provide protection & life-saving aid to the forcibly displaced & stateless people. Thank you @USAmbGVA for joining us today.