Glasses

 


Losing one’s glasses is often an easily remedied inconvenience. But impaired vision can keep refugees from caring for their families or doing well in school. You can help a refugee see a brighter future with a new pair of glasses.


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A necessity that can’t be overlooked

 

During a humanitarian crisis, the UN Refugee Agency's first priority is to keep refugees safe and to provide adequate shelter, enough food and water and basic medical care. But a farsighted parent eager to provide for her family needs glasses to find a job, so does a child with an astigmatism who can't wait to go back to school.

Thanks to generous supporters, UNHCR provides the tools that refugees need to rebuild their lives.

UNHCR college scholarship recipient Necelatte, a refugee from Burundi, hasn’t let her visual impairment stop her from pursuing her education — and her dreams.

UNHCR college scholarship recipient Necelatte, a refugee from Burundi, hasn't let her visual impairment stop her from pursuing her education — and her dreams. "My future will be bright. I have already overcome the biggest obstacles in my life. After my studies, I will be a role model and an advocate. I will raise awareness and understanding within the community towards persons with disabilities. I will fight against discrimination."

Thanks in part to her eyeglasses, 11-year-old Nargess, a refugee girl from Afghanistan, is a top student at her school in Iran.

Thanks in part to her eyeglasses, 11-year-old Nargess, a refugee girl from Afghanistan, is a top student at her school in Iran.

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