WUNRN

http://www.wunrn.com

 

WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2013 - JUNE 20

 

Women's Refugee Commission

http://womensrefugeecommission.org/strong-girls-powerful-women

 

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A REFUGEE GIRL - STRONG GIRLS, POWERFUL WOMEN - STORIES + VIDEO

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Itís hard to imagine what life is like for refugee girls. These young women face unbelievable challenges and the odds are stacked against them. But at the same time, if theyíre given the right opportunities, they have great potential and the capacity to overcome their extremely difficult situations.

In a humanitarian crisis, whether itís war, famine or natural disaster, lives are turned upside down. Families are uprooted, separated or destroyed. Access to education deteriorates. Safety and security dissolve. In the midst of this chaos, displaced adolescent girls are often the most overlooked, neglected and vulnerable.

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