El Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados Filippo Grandi se reunió con el presidente de Guatemala Jimmy Morales en su visita al país centroamericano, ayer. Guatemala se está convirtiendo en un país de destino para los refugiados que huyen de la violencia de las pandillas en el norte de Centroamérica. Foto: Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo @escobart
This might be an interesting fact for the international law and politics geeks among you: UNAIDS is not a specialized UN agency like, for example, the World Health Organization or the World Bank. Rather, it is a joint programme, funded by 10 UN system agencies: UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, the ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank.
Seeing the news from colleagues in Jordan that the first job centre for Syrian refugees has opened in #ZaatariCamp reminded me of this group of young men I met there last year. They were taking part in a photography course, and showed us their work - vivid photos portraying their restricted day-to-day lives in the camp, waiting for the war to end and to go home. In this photo we were playing around with a 360 camera. I felt for these enthusiastic, polite, potential-filled lads and wondered how long photography could fill their days. The news that they are now eligible to find jobs, work, earn a living, learn skills, and reclaim their dignity, while the war burns on, fills my heart with hope. Hats off to the Government of Jordan for bringing in this policy and all my #UNHCR colleagues who worked on it.
This is a refugee camp. While humanitarian aid is provided, most of these people hustle everyday in an informal economy to meet basic needs for their families & little ones. After arriving, sometimes from three-month treks across the desert, they can appear to bounce back quickly. It's so important to remember that while we are resilient creatures, trauma buries itself deep into our bodies. External and internal healing are not always parallel.
I am so proud to be part of an organization that believes in the holistic health of those forced into vulnerability, and grateful to be a small part of a project that aims to empower refugees here with the means to become economically self-reliant. There is no price tag for dignity.
The beginning. What you certainly can never plan for is a disillusionment in your soul, and nihilism like you've never carried before. Baptism by fire is the only way, and DAMN does it make you feel human! New op. coming soon with a reach across Syria and Iraq - if we can generate enough support, opportunities have arisen today to dig into relief efforts in Mali, Afghanistan and Yemen. @olliberr and I will have an update for you in the coming weeks. #Syria#Iraq#Yemen#Mali#Afghanistan#Mosul#Raqqa#UNHCR#UN
@unitednations #SDGs 🌐 06: Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition.
A European initiative by @councilofeurope to fast-track qualification checks for refugees and get more into higher education is being trialled in Greece. The initiative is backed by @refugees, the Greek Ministry of Education and qualification recognition centres in the UK, Italy, Norway and Greece. This European Qualifications Passport will be key to aid refugees complete their studies and get into work within their host countries. The image is of Dr Saskia Harkema, a senior lecturer from Wittenborg University, who set up an organisation called Faces of Change which seeks to empower refugees through education.
We think this is a great initiative. What initiatives have you seen that you’d like us to feature? Let us know in the comments below. 📷 - Faces of Change
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“I saw a girl with one of the smugglers. He beat her severely until she became lifeless. He told her to stand up but she could not stand. She pleaded him to stop beating her. She died after that. Maybe he thought she was pretending."
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The number of South Sudanese #refugees who crossed the border has reached one million. This host country Uganda is offering refugees of conflicts an ID card and a plot of land of 900m² and the right to trade on its territory. However, with the influx of about 1,000 people per day and the lack of funding, #Uganda is no longer able to feed every one. According to #UNHCR human being needs at least 2,300 calories a day to survive which is about 12 kg of food per month. #NGOs had to divide the rations and now giving only 6 kg of food per person per month. As a result, malnutrition, starvation and thefts are recurring. Tensions and clashes are increasing in the Bidi bidi camp. This camp on the southern #Sudanese border contains 252,738 people. Stunning photos by Gael Cloarec / SOPA Images #Photojournalism#Photoreportage
EPISODE TWO! 💗🎧💗 Check out our podcast interview with Manal Kahi of @eatoffbeat. It's a collective of badass chefs from places like Syria, Iraq, Eritrea and Nepal. The chefs happen to be refugees, but Manal is helping prove they're much more than their legal status #withrefugees @refugees #unhcr @theirc #genr
Često se susrećemo sa mišljenjem da nisu svi migranti isti i da treba pomoći samo određenima. Pravi se klasifikacija na ekonomske migrante, ratne, klimatske..a danas mi vas pozivamo da se vratite prirodi. Zastanite u parku na putu do posla i pogledajte ptice kako migriraju u jatu, bez razlike.
Svako zaslužuje pomoć. Bez izgovora.
Often we hear the opinion that not all refugees are the same and help should be provided only to some of them. There is a common classification: economic refugees, war, climate...and today we are inviting you to look at the nature. Stop in park on your way to work and look at the birds, they migrate, in a flock, without the difference.
Everyone deserves help. No excuses.