Many Syrian refugee women are now working informally in their new host countries or learning new skills to contribute to their families.
Lignite mining has already claimed nearly 50 villages in the region, and since the mid-1950s more than 40,000 people have been displaced by it.
The Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar to camps in Bangladesh. Many are children, some of whom struggle with intellectual disabilities. But there aren’t enough medical experts to treat them.
Jessica Hubley, one of the founders of AnnieCannons, wanted to teach survivors something that was actually viable in the job market — and in the Bay Area, where she is based, nothing made more sense than software development.
In the refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesbos, vulnerable refugees, such as pregnant women, older people or families with small children can have their asylum cases processed faster than single men, who often wait the longest for any answer on their applications. Some men feel ignored and stuck.
In South Korea, when tensions flare in the north, business picks up for those who supply preppers.
Behzad says he was imprisoned and tortured in Iran for four years before fleeing to Greece. In Athens, a special clinic for torture survivors, run by Doctors Without Borders, is helping people like him rebuild their lives.
When disaster strikes, it’s often women who are affected the most.
Between 2013 and 2017, falling oil prices, the rampaging Islamic State and other internecine conflicts shrunk Iraq’s GDP from $235 billion to $197 billion. In the same period, early marriage for young women and girls skyrocketed.
With the country’s HIV/AIDS rate expected to rise and clinics struggling to supply medication to a growing pool of patients, some say Uganda is jeopardizing the gains made in the last two decades and leaving the country vulnerable for a renewed epidemic in the coming years.