From Salt Lake City, UT to Lancaster, PA, refugees are making positive impacts in communities across the United States.
Get to know your new neighbors! Meet some of the amazing refugees in your community using @UNRefugeeAgency’s brand-new story map:
When the war in Ukraine began, the global community jumped into action to support displaced families.
Thanks, in part, to our compassionate donors, UNHCR rapidly scaled up its presence & provided immediate aid, protection & hope to those #ForcedToFlee.
As a former IDP, @Malala not only explores her own story in her book "We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World," but she also shares the awe-inspiring and personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her journey. https://t.co/zelHeAPFZ2
From refugee to World Champion Poet, @EmiThePoet often uses writing as a way to advocate for refugees and disadvantaged communities. In Emi's poetry collection "Sisters Entrance," she explores how to "speak the unspeakable." https://t.co/dXB82eDaPk
As a gay man, @EdafeOkporo faced discrimination & was forced to flee his home in Nigeria.
Today he is a refugee advocate & author of "ASYLUM: A Memoir and Manifesto," where he chronicles his journey as a gay man in Nigeria, fleeing to America & navigating the immigration system. https://t.co/PQyJAZT1SC
@YusraMardini was a teenager when her family fled Syria and made the treacherous journey to Europe by sea. She shares her incredible story in her memoir, “Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian—My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph.” https://t.co/1PWEc0oIRu
On this #NationalAuthorDay, we are celebrating refugee and displaced authors who are sharing their stories with the world and giving others insight into the refugee experience.
Here are five awe-inspiring authors who are breaking down barriers through their writing.
1/5 🧵: https://t.co/TJPtwiW4KD
Today, @UNRefugeeAgency & @bearpawshoes announced that BEARPAW has donated 120,000 pairs of new winter boots to help forcibly displaced people in Ukraine. This compassionate gift represents the largest donation of winter boots to UNHCR's Winterization Ukraine Emergency Response.
🎃 👻 It may be spooky season, but there's nothing to fear when it comes to welcoming refugees.
In fact, when we welcome refugees into our communities, it can make a very challenging time much less-scary time for them! #AllTreatsNoTrick #HappyHalloween https://t.co/cWZ6o7t4ql
👩🏽🏫Education is vital to refugees’ empowerment, and the long-term benefits are remarkable—especially for girls!
According to UNHCR’s 2022 Education Report, each additional year of school can raise a girl’s future earning power by 12%.
Get the facts about refugees’ education: