"The emergency is here, in the #Sahel, where people are suffering, are being killed, women are being raped, children cannot go to school."
@FilippoGrandi calls for more int'l support after visiting refugees and IDPs in Niger, Mauritania + Burkina Faso.
? Amiri’s happy place is a dance studio known as the Termite Mound.
Still a teenager, he’s been on the move since 2012—a refugee fleeing violence in Mali and Burkina Faso.
A bittersweet #Sahel story by @DPAQreport:
“This is a time to step up, not check out—a time to reenlist, reengage, and reconnect, both with each other and with the deep, abiding optimism at the heart of the democratic creed.”
—@darrenwalker on the urgency of #hope
“I was the mother and the father—I did everything.”
Nassa Yangi fled South Sudan at age 17 and cared for 7 nieces and nephews for over a year—until she was reunited with her own mother.
That’s one happy ending, but many refugee children are not so lucky.
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“International law is rooted in our collective desire to protect the vulnerable and render what help we can to those most in need of it.”
UNHCR’s @GillianTriggs reflects on refugee protection, a timely message for today's #Refugee Forum.
I’m clearly feeling inspired by meeting fencer Wasim Sami at the #RefugeeForum. He fled conflict in Iraq and is now vying for a spot at the 2020 @Paralympics in Tokyo.?
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The #RefugeeForum is about turning words into action.
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