Children: Over half the world’s refugee population is made up of children
Minorities: In many parts of the world, minorities and indigenous persons can be victims of severe human rights violations.
Women: Women can be especially vulnerable to abuse in mass displacement situations.
Youth: Having fled war or persecution, displaced youth are thrust into an uncertain world.
LGBTIQ+ persons: We work to protect LGBTIQ+ refugees and asylum-seekers everywhere.
Men: Men and boys can find themselves neglected or dismissed during times of displacement.
Persons with disabilities: Persons with disabilities remain largely invisible or forgotten in their uprooted communities.
Older persons: During times of displacement, older persons have urgent rights and needs.
Policies and Resources:
- Tip sheets on applying the UNHCR Age, Gender and Diversity Policy
- CBP Promising Practices and Case Studies
- UNHCR Guidance on Racism and Xenophobia (Also available in Spanish)