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    The Path to Hope: Congolese Refugee Adolescent Girls in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania [Beneficiary Report | English]

    Congolese Refugee Adolescent Girls at Nyarugusu Camp, Tanzania

    Report for Community Contributors

    Scattered Dreams, Broken Promises

    Refugee Adolescent Girls at Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, Uganda

    Report for Community Contributors

    The Path to Hope: Congolese Refugee Adolescent Girls in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania [Beneficiary Report | Kiswahili]

    Congolese Refugee Adolescent Girls at Nyarugusu Camp, Tanzania

    Report for Community Contributors - Kiswahili version

    Child Marriage Increases After Natural Disasters. Here’s How To Prevent It

    “Poverty, exacerbated in displacement, is a driver of early marriage as parents hope to secure a daughter’s future or to meet basic needs,”noted Jennifer Schlecht of the Women's Refugee Commission.

    Media Advisory: WRC at 71st UN General Assembly Events

    As world leaders gather at the United Nations for the first high-level summit on Refugess and migrants, the Women’s refugee commission asserts that all responses to refugees and migrants must protect the rights and improve the lives of women, children, and youth.

     

    WHAT: New York, NY - On Monday, September 19, 2016, the 71st UN General Assembly will convene Heads of State and leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector at the first high-level summit focused on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants. This landmark meeting aims to bring countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. 

    WHEN: Friday, September 16th through Tuesday, September 20th. WRC will support the following events listed below:

    Women’s Refugee Commission Launches New Child Marriage Project

    The WRC is thrilled to announce the launch of the research project “Child Marriage in Emergency Contexts”, which is funded by Elrha’s Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Program. 

    Syria: Seven Years, 11 Million People, No End in Sight

    In March, the Syrian conflict enters into its seventh year. This protracted war has created nearly 5 million refugees and 6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs).  In Lebanon, one in five people in the country are Syrian refugees; there are more than 600,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan; and there are more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees living in Turkey.

    Since 2013, the WRC has been at the forefront of humanitarian efforts to research and develop guidance for the women, children, and youth refugees affected by the Syrian crisis.

    Advocating for Gender-Based Violence Victims

    Halima Mohamud Mohamed is a 20 year old Somali woman living in the Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda. She works as a youth ambassador, and helps the most vulnerable in her community, especially survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). For her work, Mohamed is being honored, along with two other youth refugees, at the WRC’s Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon on May 4.