A duty of care to vulnerable communities
Photo: ©UNHCR/Socrates Baltagiannis
When families are forced to flee, their worlds are torn apart completely. Yet in some ways, normal life goes on – babies are born, people grow older and diseases need treating, just like in any other circumstance.
That’s why UNCHR works hard to ensure proper healthcare for refugees and displaced families, wherever they are and whatever their situation. Our programmes include neo-natal care, physiotherapy, reproductive health initiatives and treatment for diseases like HIV and cancer. And together, they save and change thousands of lives every year.
Our supporters help fund
for premature or sick babies in their first few weeks.
to help patients survive and recover.
to encourage safe sex and treat those with the virus.
Helping Aisha take her first steps
Three-year-old Aisha and her grandfather are Rohingya refugees, now living in a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Aisha has a developmental delay that hinders her movement – making it hard for her to sit and control her back muscles.
Thankfully, she’s now getting regular physiotherapy at a clinic supported by UNHCR. Under the expert care of the team there, she’s starting to move more freely and even uses a walker to get around independently.
Photo: ©UNHCR/Firas Al-Khateeb