Meet Maggie, Rashika & Hadia, three women who are shining examples of what it means to be refugee allies. These three healthcare professionals are going above and beyond to create an inclusive and caring environment for newcomers in their communities.
🚨 Somalia has reached a tipping point—children are going hungry, families are being forced to flee their homes, and livelihoods are at stake as drought continues to impact the lives of millions across the Horn of Africa.
Get the facts about the #Somalia Refugee Crisis:
Mentors like Wajiha can make all the difference in the world to refugees, especially when they first arrive in a new country. For Fatima, a former Afghan refugee, Wajiha is more than a mentor— she's a hero.
Read how Fatima acclimated and found #mentorship through @GirlForward.
When Elizabeth traveled to Jordan & met Mouayad, a young Syrian refugee, they instantly bonded over their passion for art. As a @UNRefugeeAgency staffer, she was thrilled to witness firsthand how donors' compassion is making a direct impact on the lives of refugees like Mouayad.
UNHCR High Profile Supporter @MaryMaker10's story is a testament to what refugee children can accomplish when given access to education.
Young refugees have a #RightToLearn and achieve their full potential!
Racism is a serious threat for all.
For stateless people.
For internally displaced people.
For asylum seekers.
Racism is a serious threat to life, dignity and human rights and we all have a responsibility to #StandUp4HumanRights. https://t.co/ndXGIhmjfd
When Lorena was a little girl, her family fled Liberia & sought refuge in Ivory Coast. They soon resettled in the U.S., where they were able to rebuild.
Today, she is a changemaker in her community and beyond, serving as board chair & honorary delegate at the @RefugeeCongress.
These are just a few of the many ways USA for UNHCR strives to support refugees and displaced people around the world — providing humanitarian aid, helping them rebuild their lives and supporting UNHCR’s efforts to protect them. https://t.co/8EPPQeSXhH
For refugees, writing can be a creative outlet & a powerful tool to aid healing. It allows them to tell their stories, challenge themselves & envision a new tomorrow.
Here are four poets who use writing to express themselves & uplift refugees worldwide.