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10/9/18

The Refugee Fighting Sexual Violence

Earlier this year, tens of thousands of Congolese risked their lives to flee their conflict-ridden country and seek refuge in Uganda. Pema* is one of them. At the time,...

10/9/18

This Aspiring Filmmaker Highlights the Bonds in Her Refugee Community

Walaa and her family used to spend time together gathered around the TV at home in Syria watching their favorite shows. Movies and TV captivated Walaa.

10/9/18

From Refugee to Pharmacist, this 12-Year-Old is Building a Better Future for Herself

Noor Kajol likes to stay busy. The 12-year-old fills her days studying Arabic, playing games with friends, and making art.

10/9/18

Far From Home: International Day of the Girl 2018

Refugees are uniquely vulnerable. But refugees girls doubly so. When extreme violence, hunger or climate drives them from their homes, they are the first to be trafficked for...

10/9/18

Five years after fleeing Syria, Marwa dreams of becoming a lawyer or engineer

Life had become almost unrecognizable for Marwa. Her family, like many other Syrians, once enjoyed a stable, middle-class life. Her father drove a firetruck and the family...

10/9/18

Restoring Hope to Learn

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – “When I joined this school, I could hardly read and write,” says 12-year-old Hamdi. “Now I am the best in my class. I can even speak English. When I grow...

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