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More than 100 million worldwide are now forcibly displaced

World Refugee Day falls on 20 June each year. It is an international day designated by the United Nations and dedicated to refugees around the globe. These people form some of the most vulnerable communities in the world, especially the children.

Exacerbated Situation as Sudan Fell into War after Ukraine

The latest figure from the UN indicates that 108 million people were forcibly displaced internally and worldwide at the end of last year due to conflict, persecution and other causes. This is a record high for people displaced, let alone the large number who flee Sudan since conflict began in April. The situation in Sudan remains turbulent, and has caused close to 2 million people, half of them children, to flee within the first 10 weeks. Some have ended up in neighbouring countries such as South Sudan, Chad, Ethiopia and Central African Republic, which, being embroiled in conflict, food insecurity and refugee crisis themselves, struggle to offer sufficient assistance.

Currently, World Vision is responding to the needs of people displaced by the Sudan crisis, both within Sudan and in four neighbouring countries. Our work includes:

Sudan: Distribution of food items so far as circumstances permit
South Sudan: Distribution of nutritional supplement and necessities such as blankets and sleeping mats, mosquito nets, soap, solar lamps and jerrycans
Chad: Building of latrines and child-friendly spaces, and provision of psychosocial support to children
Ethiopia: Distribution of basic needs such as food, shelter, and healthcare to returnees from Sudan
Central African Republic: Provision of food, WASH, health as well as protection services
In Addition to War and Conflicts, Syria was Impacted by the Earthquake

Other than war, refugees are most vulnerable when facing natural disasters. It was estimated that 18 million people were affected by the earthquake that struck the Türkiye-Syria border in February, including refugees who have already been suffering from the war and poverty in Syria.

We have been responding to the needs of those impacted by earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. Our work with our partners covers a variety of needs, including those in WASH, education, health and nutrition, livelihoods, child protection, and the provision of shelter, basic necessities, and cash support. 600,000 people were reached in the first 100 days, two-third of which were people in need in Syria.

It Takes Time to Rebuild

It only takes an instant to destroy, but years to rebuild what is lost. World Vision has long been partnering with communities and other humanitarian agencies to provide both immediate and long-term assistance, enabling refugees and other forcibly displaced people to survive, recover and build a future.

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