March 8, 2016
Women comprise about half of any refugee, internally displaced, or stateless population worldwide.
"Shelters should be safe for women and offer privacy... Food distribution systems should take family roles into account and ensure it reaches all. Sanitation facilities should be accessible and separated for men and women. Women should be able to collect water and fuel without risking rape or other abuse," says UNHCR's Gender Equality Division.
Safety, education, nutrition-- these are all concerns for displaced women and children. Their strength and resilience in the face of such inadequate care is astounding.
Meanwhile, there are only four Syrian refugee families who have been given asylum in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Every one of these families have someone in the workforce.
On February 11, 2016, one of those families welcomed a new addition: