Balkans struggle ~ Women suffer

A new UNHCR report reveals that over 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq are headed by women alone. UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres paid a visit to Awah, who is raising her children on her own in Amman. Explore Woman Alone “Syrian refugee women are the glue holding together a broken society. Their strength is extraordinary, but they are struggling alone. Their voices are an appeal for help and protection which cannot be ignored.” Keep up … [Read more...]

Change.org, Roma activist from Hungary who fled to Canada

Three years ago, I met Jozsef and Timea, a brave young couple who fled Hungary after being persecuted for being ethnically Roma and for standing up for the rights of their people. They were relieved to be here, and we had an instant connection as my family also fled Hungary as refugees when I was their daughter's age. My friend Jozsef Pusuma is a Roma activist from Hungary who fled to Canada with his family after receiving death threats. Now the Canadian government says they … [Read more...]

Congolese Mother Forced To Flee Her Home

Liberata, a mother of 5, volunteered to answer questions from supporters on Facebook about her life on the run from violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Copyright: WFP/Martin Penner While visiting families fleeing violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Web Editor Martin Penner met a woman named Liberata, who agreed to take some questions from our supporters on Facebook. Here is what she said. GOMA — On my first day in eastern DR Congo, I went to … [Read more...]

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