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Every human being deserves a life free from persecution and discrimination.
But displacement can affect anyone. Hundreds of thousands of people are forced to flee their homes every day – young and old, sick and healthy, sons and daughters.
At UNHCR, it is our job to protect and safeguard their rights. We work hard to help millions of people all over the world rebuild broken lives and restore shattered communities.
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Over half of the world's refugee population is made up of children.
In many parts of the world, minorities and indigenous people can be victims of severe human rights violations.
Women can be especially vulnerable to abuse in mass displacement situations.
Having fled war or persecution, displaced youth are thrust into an uncertain world.
We work to protect LGBTI refugees and asylum-seekers everywhere.
Men and boys can find themselves neglected or dismissed during times of displacement.
People with disabilities remain largely invisible or forgotten in their uprooted communities.
During times of displacement, older people have urgent rights and needs.