In focus: World Refugee Day
The average length of displacement is now 17 years or more, with entire generations born and raised in refugee camps, and spending a significant portion of their lives as refugees.
Humanitarian action needs to offer long-term solutions that protect and advance women’s rights, provide opportunities that help them thrive, and shape equal, just and more peaceful societies.
UN Women works with millions of people who have left their homes, loved ones and life as they knew, fleeing violence, persecution or disasters. We stand #WithRefugees.
Join us in supporting refugee women and girls around the world in their journey to safer futures.
Six essential objects for refugee women and girls
Today, 50 per cent of refugees uprooted from their homes from conflict, persecution or natural disasters are women and girls. Take a look at some of the objects that give women and girls agency and secure their health, dignity and rights. See more►
Video: A Syrian refugee in Lebanon – UN Women’s second virtual reality film
On World Refugee Day, step into the world of urban refugees, and follow one family as they navigate their new reality after a harrowing flight from Syria.
Photo essay: "I want to live in peace"
Rohingya women in Bangladeshi refugee camps, the scene of one of the world’s fastest growing crisis, share stories of loss and hopes of recovery. Read more►
From where I stand: “Always rely on yourself”
Maha Aasi Emm Ala’a, a Syrian refugee, came to the UN Women-run women’s centre in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp with severe depression after her husband passed away. She received counseling and found work through the cash-for-work programme. The women’s centres are building women’s resilience and empowering them as leaders, workers and entrepreneurs. Read more►
Resilient and empowered, South Sudanese refugee women find new beginnings in Uganda
More than one million South Sudanese refugees have crossed over the border into Uganda since 2013. Along with immediate assistance, they need long-term support, including therapy to cope with trauma and opportunities to earn a living. UN Women-supported therapy groups in one refugee settlement have helped women come together, heal and discover new beginnings. Read more►
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