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Girls and boys account for 42% of all forcibly displaced people. The tragedy of so many vulnerable children living in exile should be reason enough to work harder to end conflict and violence.
Statelessness is a human-made problem. Ending statelessness will require human-made solutions. #IBelong #EndStatelessness
“I am worried about how I will be able to keep my children warm and buy food and clothes for them.” ~ Majida, 36, is a single mother and refugee struggling to cope through winter in Lebanon as prices soar. bit.ly/3GLZeQy
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Climate change is an existential threat to everyone. Young refugees are making their voices heard in the fight to save our planet. #GlobalGoals #GenerationRestoration
As a mother of 3, Angelina, a South Sudanese refugee, knows the importance of making sure her kids have a healthy and balanced diet. She lives in Sudan’s Kharsana refugee settlement, where she has been able to maintain a small vegetable garden to grow food for her family.🥬�SD
Thank you for visiting UNHCR, @AnneBeathe_ Tvinnereim — we greatly appreciate our long-standing, strong partnership with Norway 🇳🇴 and look forward to working with you and your team on finding solutions to those displaced by conflicts and crises05
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“A few months ago, all my children were sick, but I was only able to afford to buy medicine for one of them, the one who was the most sick,” Majida said. No one should be forced to make such choices. bit.ly/3qBxZ5f
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With damaging forms of nationalism, racism and discrimination on the rise, we need to be vigilant and step up our efforts to end statelessness. Join us in helping millions of people to belong. #EndStatelessness #IBelong
The climate emergency is affecting everyone, everywhere; and it's putting people forced to flee in further danger. There is still time to take climate action. We must act now. #TogetherForOurPlanet #ClimateAction
🌱 Watering and caring for seedlings 🌳 Re-planting Trees 📣 Raising awareness Rohingya refugees like Anwar are helping fight against the climate crisis and keeping our planet greedCe
10 years ago: Rehman fled Jalalabad to escape conflict. Today: Rehman and Nazia, his two-year-old daughter, are internally displaced in Kabul. They are among the 22.8 million people in Afghanistan facing hunger this winter.
11-year-old Javier* was shot through the leg by a gang at his home in Honduras. Now he's building a new life with his family in Mexico, where he hopes one day he will be a citizen. bit.ly/3nqzrWv
Thank you @AboFlah_1 and all those who supported him in the journey to raising $10 million (and counting). Because of this generosity, displaced and vulnerable families will be assisted to brave harsh living conditions during winter months.
People become refugees not by choice, but by circumstance.
UNHCR is deeply saddened by the disappearance of over 40 people in a tragic shipwreck near Tarfaya. Helped by Royal Navy 10 survivors were rescued, and 2 bodies recovered.
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As we start a new year, we all have hopes and wishes for what it will bring. 🌍 From UNHCR staff working on the ground to refugees and people forced to flee — these are our hopes for 2022.j
As a trans woman, Gretel has experienced repeated trauma and was forced to flee her home. Now with a new small business, she's making a fresh start. 💙T
We’re scaling up response to provide timely winterization assistance, particularly to the most vulnerable of displaced families. Ongoing multipurpose cash assistance to meet their immediate needs, and to keep their families safe & warm. Sustained support is critical #Afghanistan
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❄️/\ Awe-inspiring!   /--\ ❄️  /----\ /\  / \ /    \--\ /---\ Huge congrats to @atalthani: officially the first Qatari woman to ski to the South Pole and climb Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest peak, to advocate for those forced to flee. 🏔️ 4,892 metres4
Droughts and desertification are just the tip of the iceberg. There’s a planetary emergency at our doorstep. We need to make sure the most vulnerable, including refugees and displaced people, are protected. #ClimateAction
Including refugees in national vaccination plans is key to ensuring we protect as many people as possible and finally end the #COVID19 pandemic.
“If the situation carries on like this over the winter, most families in Helmand will become poorer than they have ever been, and many will die." Mohammed Sadiqi* works for UNHCR on the ground in Afghanistan. bit.ly/3HTtpVP
Thousands flee every day as the crisis in Afghanistan reaches a breaking point. Families who have faced years of conflict and unrest now face hunger and malnutrition as their country's economy collapses. bit.ly/3Fz6Nsf
📚 Magartu graduated as one of the top learners in her primary school in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and dreams of becoming a lawyer.y
“There will always be challenges in life but you know what? We can overcome them!” ~ 16-year-old refugee Magartu who lost her sight at a young age. bit.ly/3IkOvhc
As families in Afghanistan return home to rebuild their homes and lives, they face new challenges - economic collapse and climate change - causing widespread hunger and malnutrition. bit.ly/3Fz6Nsf
"I will continue to support people in need because that’s what gives meaning to my life.”  ~ Lambda*, 85, has opened his home in Burkina Faso to hundreds of people seeking safety. bit.ly/3Afsvk8
Martin Luther King Jr was a man of peace and a man of action. As we honor his legacy, read how he inspired both refugees and refugee advocates. #MLKDay bit.ly/3rt9MgH
In the Philippines, community volunteers have helped to register more than 600 members of the nomadic Sama Bajau people, giving them access to essential health and education services. Thank you 💙#EndStatelessnesssm
We pay tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. During these uncertain times, we remain inspired by his call for peace, justice and equal rights for all people. Let's keep his dream alive. #MLKDay
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Aneilla, a Burundian refugee, learnt basic business skills & got seed capital for her soap business. Now, she aims to help her neighbours in Rwanda by providing job opportunities. Inclusion is an investment, not only for refugees but for host communities. bit.ly/3IRhkBV
Human caused. Human crisis. The climate emergency is all about people. It was created by humans, and it will be real people who bear the cost. Displacement is one of its most devastating human consequences.
Water is a human right. Everyone needs access to clean water, including refugees. #Water2Me #WithRefugees
People fleeing war, conflict and persecution need access to life-saving mental health care to rebuild shattered lives.
Refugee women are forging their own paths AND pulling up fellow women. If we’re going to reach the #GlobalGoals, we should all take a lesson from them.
Millions of people have no nationality. Let’s #EndStatelessness once and for all. #IBelong
Against all odds, Javier*, 11, and his family escaped a violent attack in Honduras. Now they are building a new life in Mexico.
For displaced women and girls, the risk of experiencing gender-based violence is already high. For displaced adolescent girls like 12-year-old Julieta, the risk is even higher. This is not acceptable. #EndViolenceAgainstWomen.
Safety is not having to hide. Safety is being free to love who you love. Safety is being who you are without fear. Join us in saying to all LGBTI refugees: You Are Safe Here
10 years of conflict. 2.5 million people displaced. The world must act together to end armed conflict in the Sahel region and bring urgently needed peace. bit.ly/3qsf2C6
Angola leads the way in making #COVID19 vaccines available for refugees and asylum seekers, helping protect thousands of vulnerable families. bit.ly/3pFkTn5
Young artists 🎨  Footballs ⚽  A little magic ✨  Three things making dreams come true for refugees who have fled conflict and persecution.d
COVID-19 has shown more than ever the need for inclusion and the urgency to resolve statelessness. We will not be protected unless each of us is protected. #EndStatelessness #IBelong
Gender-based violence has only gotten worse during the pandemic.  UNHCR is responding to survivors’ needs and calling for support and empowerment of ALL women & girls. bit.ly/3do69lA
10-year-old Jonathan stands on his family's farm holding a stunted corn cob in his hands in Guatemala.  Worsening droughts brought on by climate change have been devastating for their crops.
Off-road vehicles 🚙 , computers 🖥️., and biometric registration 👆 From the 1950's until now, technologies have supported the work we do for refugees. What's NexIrm
When you’ve been forced to flee from home, having to face temperatures below freezing can be a matter of life or death. Your kindness can be a lifeline. Make a donation to help refugee families stay safe and warm this winter. #CommitToKindness bit.ly/3rfY0Gn
Food insecurity. A harsh climate. A weak economy. Just some of the challenges thousands of Afghans now face as they return home. bit.ly/3HTtpVP
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