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.
After fleeing conflict-ridden Syria and finding a home in Turkey, these refugees are building a better future for their families.
A refugee woman works hard to provide for her family while coping with the outcomes of a global pandemic.
A new online platform visualizing data on the lives and journeys of refugees and migrants is now available as Mixed Migration Centre has launched “4Mi Interactive”. The portal also allows users to tailor the data to their specific needs and interests.
The risk of being raped or kidnapped has forced many Nigerian teenage girls to flee. With support from DRC, many of the girls now provide for themselves and their families and avoid exposing themselves to great risks in order to survive.
Building a new life after displacement is hard. Aisha tells how her beloved bees helped her stand on her feet again, and how she tries to be a female role model for her daughters.
Zully is one of many female deminers working in DRC. The meaningful work makes the community safer, and also means that Zully can be a breadwinner for her family and be a role model for other women.
The idea feels magnificently ordinary – even mundane. It is something that we see and experience almost every day. But for women living inside refugee camps, it is a reminder of what life back home used to be like.
In the first six months of 2020 alone, nine massacres were recorded in the areas of Djugu and Mahagi in DR Congo's Ituri province. The atrocities were accompanied by continuous attacks, ambushes, and lootings carried out by the numerous armed groups operating in the area. With the technical and financial support of EU Humanitarian Aid, DRC was able to help communities develop coping strategies and start rebuilding their lives.
The devastating consequences of climate change and environmental degradation push more people towards displacement every day. In assisting refugees, internally displaced persons, or those who are forced to stay in the midst of uninhabitable conditions, we must greenify our operations, think regeneratively, and design responsibly.
COVID-19 related lockdowns have forced people into isolation also in Myanmar, affecting poor and vulnerable communities in particular.