With increasing numbers of Afghan refugees crossing the border into Iran, Relief International – one of the few international non-profits working in the country – is working to support families and individuals during this crisis.
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The situation for young people living in Cox’s Bazar, which now hosts 900,000 refugees seeking safety, is extremely hard with limited access to training and support, a competitive job market and a tough economic landscape. Relief International is leading the Youth Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Support (YES) Activity program to create local youth and stakeholders’ capacity and, develop the youth community for a sustainable future.
On World Humanitarian Day, Relief International’s Area Coordinator in the Philippines, Joseph Benoyo, reflects on the human cost of the climate crisis and the increasing challenges this is creating for humanitarian workers around the world.
Amidst the fast-moving events in Afghanistan, we are able to confirm that all Relief International staff are safe and accounted for.
Fariha was married when she was just 15 years old. She was living in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp having fled the fighting in Syria. She has now returned to her education with Relief International’s program. She says, “Going back to education gave me great hope.”
When the most powerful typhoons in nearly a decade lashed the Philippines Tatay and his family lost all their possessions and were facing extreme hardship. With emergency cash support from Relief International they were able to cover their most urgent needs while they got back on their feet