In refugee communities, women and girls play an important role in implementing healthy practices and helping those in need. On World Health Day, check out these five ways refugee women and girls are making the world a healthier place.
Are women and girls seeking refuge in Europe exposed to special risks? A task force of experts says yes.
This World Water Day, we are celebrating refugee girls across the globe who work hard every day to collect water in order to keep their families healthy.
Across the United States, school is in session. Children are strapping on backpacks, sharpening their pencils and studying for exams. But four million refugee girls and boys have nowhere to learn.
Despite grave threats to their safety, women and girls on the run are strong, resilient and fiercely determined to survive and thrive.
South Sudanese refugee Naomi Chol, who studies at a school in Kenya funded by Angelina Jolie Pitt, scores high on nation-wide exam.
Malala marks her 18th birthday with renewed commitment to refugees and education, opening a school for 200+ Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon.
Thanks to their parents and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, 350 Afghan girls have completed a year of schooling and are advancing to a new school year.
Women and girls like Sandrine are the lifeblood of their family and community, but a lack of opportunity and resources limits their ability to gain independence.
Happy International Day of the Girl! Today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, reaffirms its commitment to women and girls, who make up about half of all people forced to flee their homes. With generous donor support, UNHCR helps women and girls transform the losses they’ve endured into opportunities for a brighter future.
Since fleeing the violence in Syria, Muzoon has become a champion for education among Syrian refugees, particularly young women and girls.
A choir in Maine provides refugee girls and young women with a sense of community — and a foundation for a bright future.
When refugees are forced to flee the security of their homes, they are often at risk of sexual violence, with women and girls especially vulnerable.
Ekhlas Ahmed, 25, dreams of using the education she earned to help women and girls around the world get the education they deserve.
Education is a path to a brighter future that is often out of reach for refugee girls and boys. A school uniform is especially important to foster a strong sense of community within the school.
On International Women's Day we celebrate the incredible resilience of refugee women and girls around the world. Despite hardships and trauma endured, refugee women are the lifeblood of their communities.
Providing refugee children with access to education is essential to securing their futures. It is especially important for girls like Sabika, who are more likely to be denied the chance to go to school.
Recurrent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu province is uprooting civilians and exposing an increasing number of women, girls and men to rape.
Portland, Maine’s Pihcintu Chorus released their latest song, "Somewhere," on World Children's Day. Pihcintu is comprised of refugee and immigrant girls who have made Portland, Maine their new home.
More than half of the world’s refugees are under the age of 18. Without access to education, an entire generation's future is at risk.
A bite from a malaria-infected mosquito doesn’t have to be a death sentence — even in a country prone to outbreaks. Your gift will save a life by helping to provide treatment to a sick refugee girl or boy.
Toothpaste. Soap. Laundry detergent. Access to these basic products is often taken for granted — but not by a family that was forced to flee. Your $25 can provide household items to keep refugees healthy from disease — and restore their dignity.
Invest in refugee children by supporting their teachers — some of the most dedicated educators in the world! You can provide teachers with the training materials they need to give their students a solid foundation of learning.
Light from a solar lantern provides safety for women, allows children to do their homework at night and helps entrepreneurs run their businesses. Give this essential tool and help life continue after sunset for a refugee.
Millions of individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. Learn more about the number of refugees from various regions and the countries in which they are most often resettling.