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WRC calls for an immediate cease-fire in the Israel/Gaza conflict. Humanitarian aid must be delivered, with unfettered and uninterrupted access, to everyone in need.READ OUR STATEMENT
Watch this video about the work WRC and our partners are doing to help build a better future for refugees by working to improve refugee self-reliance.READ MORE
WRC joined dozens of national and regional immigrant and refugee rights organizations and other advocates to launch Welcome With Dignity, a landmark national campaign to transform how the United States welcomes people seeking asylum. Join us by pledging to welcome with dignity.SIGN THE PLEDGE
As of February 2023, the conflict in Ukraine has displaced more than 14 million people since the latest Russian invasion began in February 2022. More than 8 million Ukrainians are now refugees, having fled to neighboring countries and beyond, including fleeing to the United States. Almost 5 million people are forcibly displaced within Ukraine itself.
The Women’s Refugee Commission is particularly concerned about the situation for women, girls, and other marginalized populations such as LGBTQIA+ people.Read more
As of March 2023, almost 6 million Afghans have been driven out of their homes or their country by conflict, violence, and poverty, spurring a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Some 800,000 people from Afghanistan were displaced internally in 2021 alone. Two-thirds of Afghanistan’s population require urgent humanitarian assistance. The crisis is exacerbated by ongoing food insecurity, natural disasters, drought, and COVID-19.
The Women’s Refugee Commission is particularly concerned about the rights of Afghan women and girls, which are under severe threat since the Taliban takeover of the country in August 2021, and their ability to access humanitarian services.Read more
Advancing gender equality and promoting resilience across humanitarian response can transform the lives of refugee women, children, and youth.LEARN MORE
The Women's Refugee Commission advocates for gender equality across humanitarian response to ensure equal access and opportunity for all, increase dignity and well-being, and promote long-term self-reliance.
We advocate for approaches in humanitarian response that build the resilience of refugee women, children, and youth by strengthening and investing in their assets, skills, and capacities.
Our system of internal accountability at WRC measures our successes and challenges in achieving our strategic priorities of gender equality and resilience-based approaches.