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Since 2009, UNHCR has been registering an increasing number of children and adult asylumseekers, notably from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala − countries where crime and violence have escalated dramatically in recent years.
During registration interviews in Tyre, Lebanon, two UNHCR registration assistants, Tatiana Nassar and Therese Sarkis, invite children to draw. Every day, they see at least one or two children they can identify with acute distress or depression. Children as young as four and five draw graphic images of guns and bloodshed, revealing horrible memories that cannot be supressed.
This past January, one of the largest refugee camps in Africa became home to the Morneau Shepell Secondary School for Girls — envisioned and funded by one of Canada’s leading human resources consulting firms. Since 2011, UNHCR has been partnering with Morneau Shepell to respond to the high demand for girls’ secondary education in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya.