Hear the stories of four LGBTI people who were forced to flee their homes and are now using their experiences to support and protect other refugees.
Edafe fled his home to escape violence and persecution that threatened his life as a gay man. Now, he's the Executive Director of the RDJ Shelter in NYC helping refugees resettle.
May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). Learn about LGBTI refugees and their journeys to safety.
USA for UNHCR donors offer a lifeline to LGBTI refugees who are particularly vulnerable to violence and persecution
A shocking 77 countries criminalize same-sex acts. In five countries, the punishment is death. LGBTI people can also struggle to find acceptance with those closest to them — their family. Sadly, many have no safe place to call home. With nowhere to turn, many LGBTI people flee in search of safety, but that brings other dangers. As a result, LGBTI refugees are among our world’s most isolated, brutalized people. By supporting USA for UNHCR, caring Americans are providing a lifeline.
Around the world, millions of LGBTI people endure the consequences of ignorance and hate every day. Discrimination and violence shape their lives, forcing many to suffer in silence or risk greater threat to their safety.
In 2012, Subhi fled Syria with the hope that he could one day live in peace. "I always dreamt about San Francisco because it seemed like a place where I could be myself," he recalled.
Gang violence, extortion, persecution, poverty and food insecurity continue to force hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to flee their homes in search of safety.
Each week we collect the most interesting, inspiring and innovative refugee stories from around the world. Here are this week’s picks!
These are the stories of four Central Americans who faced dire circumstances before finding hope in a new country.
More than 4.5 million Venezuelans have fled the country to escape violence, gang warfare as well as lack of food, medicine and essential services. It is the largest exodus in Latin America’s recent history.
Many are risking their lives, either wading across torrential rivers or risking exploitation and abuse by armed groups controlling treacherous irregular paths.
UNHCR is seeking $745 million as it races to prepare for and prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 among refugees and other displaced populations around the globe.