Tonight the UNHCR #NansenAward will be bestowed on those who have gone above and beyond to protect refugees, forcibly displaced and stateless people. We invite you to join us and watch the ceremony live this evening: https://t.co/Zi6zjZndVbhttps://t.co/gZnqBQmrad
Children have been disproportionately impacted. Away from home, those displaced have been separated from their friends and communities. Here in Vinnytsia, canine therapy is being used to help children come to terms with the trauma of displacement through play. https://t.co/xTO4amaNoN
People with specific needs, including those with intellectual and physical disabilities are at risk of being left behind. It is critical that access to services, including health care, are prioritized at local and national levels.
Many displaced Ukrainians I met shared their pain of displacement, longing for peace and the return of some form of normality. One woman told me that her greatest wish was just to be able to bake a cake for her children again.
Hundreds of thousands of displaced families are hosted in collective centres. With winter approaching, we fear needs will increase as temperatures plummet. The Government, UN and humanitarian partners are working to respond but it is a race against time. https://t.co/f5o9uoG2q1
As I wind up my visit to #Ukraine with @RaoufMazou, I am shocked by the scale of the destruction and devastation caused by the war. The impacts on people's lives, homes and communities are huge. Protection needs are enormous. https://t.co/v5qdEFZVBw
This year’s #NansenAward global laureate inspired us with her political courage and action to protect people forced to flee at the height of the Syria crisis. Thank you Dr. Angela Merkel for your compassion and determination in standing with refugees.
Heartfelt congratulations High Commissioner @FilippoGrandi! I am delighted that the UN Refugee Agency will continue to be steered by your leadership and vision, and I look forward to continuing our work together in support of the protection of the forcibly displaced and stateless https://t.co/g8nxxli4JM