On World Refugee Day, we reflect on the 108.4 million people worldwide who’ve been displaced by conflict, natural disasters, and other factors. These people face staggering risks – from safety and exploitation to sanitation and malnutrition – on their journey to secure better futures. Among the most deadly, and most overlooked, threats faced by displaced populations … ContinuedRead Article
Charline (left), 11, fled her village because of recent armed clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She and her family are among the over 5 million people in the DRC taking refuge in displacement camps. “I want the war to stop so I can continue to study and prepare for my future,” … ContinuedRead Article
Philip Pitia is a 31-year old father of seven and seasonal farmer who resides in South Sudan’s capital of Juba. In recent years, Philip has struggled to find work during off-seasons. “I hustle around and make sure I get some income for my family,” Philip said. “[My family] waits for what I get for them.” … ContinuedRead Article
The photo above shows George Moi Martin (far-left) demonstrating the Mosquito Shield™ spatial repellent product to community members, including his mother Hellen Hidaya Martin(second to right). George Moi Martin is 20 years old, the oldest of five children who reside with their mother, Hellen, in South Sudan’s capital of Juba. George dreams of becoming a … ContinuedRead Article
The world’s youngest nation, South Sudan has faced historic levels of flooding in recent years – the worst the region has seen in 60 years – and prolonged violent conflict around the country, fueling Africa’s worst displacement crisis. The South Sudanese people, 41% of whom are aged 14 and under (WHO), remain resilient while working … ContinuedRead Article
Envu (formerly known as Bayer Environmental Science) has contributed indoor residual spray for a malaria prevention campaign that will protect close to 400,000 displaced Borno residents before peak malaria season in Nigeria’s Borno State. Borno State is home to one of the world’s most complex and longest-running humanitarian emergencies. A decade-long conflict initiated by the … ContinuedRead Article
Nothing But Nets champion Eric Bieski, who works in his community with refugee populations in resettlement and placement, tells the incredible story of a girl named Salome, who almost died from malaria shortly after her family resettled in the U.S. from the Democratic Republic of Congo.Read Article
Unfortunately, during the last nine years, my home country of Syria has suffered an extraordinary war. Though infrastructure loss cannot be tolerated, it was insignificant compared to Syria’s biggest loss: millions of Syrians who had to flee the country to save their lives and families, and to search for a living.
I was one of those millions who left with no choice other than leaving everything behind, dreaming with a new start.Read Article
Since 1996, my home country of the DRC has been involved in violence that has killed more than 6 million people. I was born and raised in the eastern parts of the country where fighting continues and destroying infrastructure, creating human rights violations and causing physical and psychological damage to citizens. My family was attacked several times, which made us move from place to place.Read Article
Nothing But Nets has worked in partnership with UNHCR to distribute over 2 million bed nets to refugee settlements throughout Africa, often in rapid-response after a mass migration has occurred.
Our UN partners are vital to our work and to the work the global malaria community does to end this disease.Read Article