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To my Mom, who inspired me to achieve my dreams
Solange Ingabire, 22, writes to her Mom, who raised her in Kiziba refugee camp, Rwanda, after fleeing the threat of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1996. Solange was born four years later in the camp. Now a student in Costa Rica, she recalls the incredible influence her mother has had on her, championing education despite not having had the opportunity to study herself.
With refugee girls in Houston, Liza Koshy hears of survival, perseverance– and gratitude
UNHCR high profile supporter, actor, and producer, Liza Koshy, meets four resettled refugee girls in her hometown of Houston, Texas, during Thanksgiving week. By Andrea Mucino-Sanchez | 25 November 2022 The laughter around the Thanksgiving table was bubbly and...
Food shortages and aid cuts put more displaced women at risk of gender-based violence
Around the world, forcibly displaced women and girls are bearing the brunt of deteriorating economies, rising prices and a lack of funding for humanitarian responses.
Goal Click allows displaced people to document the healing power of football
The project puts cameras in the hands of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people in Latin America, keen to show how football has helped them.
Somali Bantu refugees offer new roots and bountiful harvest in Maine
In Lewiston, Maine, this group of Somali Bantu refugees are helping build community through farming. By Andrea Mucino | 22 November 2022 Their journey was arduous, but their dream survived. Today, that dream has come true in Maine where Thanksgiving tables will be...
Displaced people from climate frontlines raise their voices at COP27
At this year’s climate summit, displaced people warned that their attempts to adapt to the changing climate are being overwhelmed by repeated extreme weather events.
Burundi needs more support to give returnees and refugees a fresh start
Increased funding is needed to support more than 200,000 Burundian former refugees who have returned home in the last five years, as well as nearly 90,000 refugees hosted in the country.
Refugees in Namibia face double threat of funding cuts and climate change
As inflation continues to push up the cost of basic necessities such as food and fuel, refugees in Namibia’s remote Osire settlement are facing stark choices.
Young Rohingya refugees are helping to turn world’s largest camp green
Youth groups are championing efforts to regreen refugee camps in Bangladesh and to raise awareness about the impacts of the climate crisis.
Displaced people join efforts to adapt to climate change in Mozambique
With UNHCR’s help, refugees and internally displaced people hit by cyclones are building new homes that can withstand the impacts of climate change.
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