What does it feel like to not have a home?

“No lights to turn on at night, it’s scary”, says Afra, who fled on foot from her home, narrowly escaping a barrel bomb. This was just the beginning of a painful journey for her and thousands of others seeking asylum in the makeshift settlement at Za’atari.

Living in a home with doors and windows is a privilege that most of us take for granted. While many of us have a home to return to every day, seeking shelter and security, countless others are uprooted from where they once belonged. For displaced children home becomes a distant memory of shattered dreams. – Nikhil

Education Disrupted in Times of Crises

When there is a war at hand, everything is thrown off balance: families are split apart, health care is neglected, and spirits can be destroyed. A crucial aspect of life that is especially vital to the youth of the refugee community is education. Unfortunately, this is fundamentally disrupted in such times of heightened conflict. 

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, approximately half of all refugee children do not have proper access to education. Among other forms of immediate aid and relief, it is important to remember that ensuring children are being educated is one of the most essential and critical parts of refugee aid.  – Nitya

The Pandemic that Never Ends

This young girl is one of Idlib Province’s many refugees. This particular province of Syria is considered to have gone through one of the worst humanitarian crises to arise from the war. Among issues surrounding food, water, and shelter, the Coronavirus pandemic makes matters all the more difficult; it could cause significant detriment to the unprotected and vulnerable civilians. Physical health is especially important to the population of refugee children, as they are at high risk. 

Refugees are among one of the world’s most vulnerable populations when it comes to health issues. They already struggle with restricted access to basic needs such as food, water, and shelter. On top of that, situations much as the Coronavirus pandemic or violence frmo war make displaced civilians more susceptible to physical and mental detriment, and even death. Being a child automatically makes puts one at an even higher risk. , nearly 1 in 3 children living outside their countries of birth are child refugees. – Nitya

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