Like so many refugees and displaced people, Micheline and Mohammad have gone through painful journeys trying to reach safety. At the Mozas site in Greece, they found safety but harsh living conditions. Now, the site has undergone a much-needed renovation to improve the conditions for residents living there.
Suleiman was only a child when his mother fled the country without him, and his father was killed. Through counselling sessions with DRC, he has learnt to manage his increasing anxiety, and today, he is able to support himself while also offering support and encouragement to fellow refugees.
For refugees and street families in Eastleigh, Nairobi, the local football team gives hope of a better future and a free space to improve their social and psychological well-being. But they need financial muscle to keep playing.
After fleeing Syria and spending five years in displacement, Moayad arrived in Somalia. Here, he has found not only work but also a sustainable and dignified life as well as the hope to one day return to Syria and marry the love of his life.
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As one of the largest informal settlements in Afghanistan’s Herat province, Shahrak Sabz is home to thousands of families from neighbouring provinces who were displaced during a drought in 2018. Three years on, they struggle to meet their most basic needs and cope with freezing temperatures.
Pervasive issues with gender-based violence in South Sudan makes it all the more important for single mothers to find a safe and sustainable source of income. After attending bread-making tutorials, Merry no longer has to pray before going to work.
Refugee and migrant women are often single parents or the only parent on the move with the children, they hold major responsibilities in ensuring their children have access to food and water, are warm enough and are safe.
Making a sustainable living is often a struggle in conflict and displacement-affected areas. In Malakal in South Sudan, a single mother of six has been able to establish her own business after taking part in a cash-for-work programme with DRC. She is now able to provide for her children.
As displacement crises become increasingly protracted, there is an urgent need for sustainable and innovative ways to secure access to water in refugee settlements. Through a partnership with Grundfos, DRC has implemented water systems in three Ugandan villages, which offer a safe and dependable water supply while relieving the residents from reliance on humanitarian actors for their water.
For many displaced people across the world, lack of access to decent toilet facilities is a hurdle to general health and safety – particularly for women and girls. In this Somali village, a 50-year-old mother of nine has taken it upon herself to advocate for better toilet facilities in her community.
Yemen is ranked among the most severe humanitarian crises in the world. As the conflict enters its seventh year, the country’s economic decline continues, alongside the collapse of public services, uncontrolled disease outbreaks, loss of livelihoods, and famine. Today a staggering 80% of Yemen’s 28 million people require humanitarian assistance.
As the fire that raged through four camps in the world’s largest refugee complex in Bangladesh is subsiding, the tragic loss of lives and massive damages to property are emerging. Several persons are confirmed dead, and thousands of Rohingya refugee families are left homeless. DRC is right now mobilizing emergency assistance in the camps to respond to the needs for shelter and protection among the surviving victims of the fire.
In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, engaged community members can be a great force in spreading correct information and educating their fellows on important measures can be crucial. In Somalia, one of them is Alaaso Dhalhow, a 52-year-old mother of four.
"Many disabled people choose to distance themselves from society. I am trying to help others overcome their disability and find their place within their communities."
Economic collapse, currency depreciation, vanishing livelihoods, and COVID-19 have only exacerbated pre-existing needs inside Syria.
Conflict, displacement, refuge and now a global pandemic have taken their toll on the mental health of refugees and host communities alike.
Syrians in Denmark work hard to build ‘temporary’ lives, not sure when and if they would be sent home.
COVID-19 has disrupted our lives and changed the world as we know it. For most people it has had dramatic consequences – not least for refugees or people affected by displacement. Hear conversations with refugees from Syria and South Sudan and their reflections on how the pandemic has affected their lives.