When war and conflict forces families into a life of displacement, girls and women are the most vulnerable. Not because women are somehow unable to survive or manage themselves, but because they, as women, are at greater risk of being abused and deprived of their rights.
Following the outbreak of conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in early November 2020 eastern Sudan has welcomed more than 60,000 refugees who are seeking safety and protection. Almost three months after their initial displacement, needs remain high and conditions are extremely challenging.
The devastating consequences of climate change and environmental degradation push more people towards displacement every day. In assisting refugees, internally displaced persons, or those who are forced to stay in the midst of uninhabitable conditions, we must greenify our operations, think regeneratively, and design responsibly.
The Danish Refugee Council launches its first ever global appeal to address the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak for displaced persons.