Safeguarding Individuals


Over half of the world’s refugees are children. UNHCR works with partners to assist, protect and find solutions for displaced children.


In some societies, women and girls face discrimination and violence every day. Our work builds upon women’s own resilience and strength, and helps them to improve their lives.


The elderly are sometimes reluctant to leave their homes and the last to flee from danger. We work hard to support and protect older people on the move.

People with Disabilities

People with disabilities remain largely invisible or forgotten in their uprooted communities.

LGBTI persons

Nobody should be forced to flee their home for being who they are or loving who they love.


Treatment for HIV and access to comprehensive reproductive health services should be a right for everyone, including the forcibly displaced.