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1/ Today is #IDAHOBIT. Here are 5 things you need to know about standing against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. (a thread) 👇
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“We left our village because fighters came to attack us, so we ran away with just a little food. I lost two of my children on the way because I didn’t know where they went.” Tomma and her family fled violence over scarce water resources in Cameroon’s Far North.
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Tawerghan elders are determined to keep their connection to nature alive by passing on the traditional craft of weave-making to new generations. The beautiful household items also help them earn a vital income.
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💙🚲 💙🚲 Kheder and Mohmoud ride their bicycles through the market in Jordan's Azraq Camp. Azraq Refugee Camp is home to 40,000 Syrian refugees.
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"I wanted to show that being a refugee isn’t a badge of shame; it’s a badge of honour."   When an email from the White House arrived in her inbox, Nga Vương-Sandoval knew she needed to advocate on behalf of displaced people. #AAPIHeritageMonth bit.ly/38wLeOs
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Friendly reminder👇
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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency retweeted
This week 36 cities around the world have pledged to implement the Global Compact on Refugees. This is hugely significant –cities and local communities are often at the fore in hosting refugees and forcibly displaced people. We welcome these commitments and hope more will follow!
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In Moldova, UNHCR and partners are giving life-saving cash to refugees. Dania explains how.
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"I want to be a doctor. I worked so hard in high school to achieve an A to go to medical school." - Elias Mujambere, a Burundian refugee in the Kakuma camp in Kenya. He ranked among the top 0.86 percent of students nationwide! 👏
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Education is a powerful tool for refugees. 📚🎓
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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency retweeted
On #IDAHOTB and every day, I stand with @refugees, LGBTIQ+ people and allies around the world against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. Every LGBTIQ+ person facing persecution has a right to seek safety. Seeking safety is a human right.
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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador @KatGraham has an important #IDAHOTB message.
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LGBTIQ+ people fleeing war have a right to seek asylum. LGBTIQ+ people fleeing conflict have a right to seek asylum. LGBTIQ+ people fleeing persecution have a right to seek asylum. LGBTIQ+ people fleeing violence have a right to seek asylum. #IDAHOBIT
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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency retweeted
Giving asylum and granting protection to people fleeing from persecution due to sexual orientation or gender identity saves lives. UNHCR is proud to partner with organizations supporting #LGBTIQ+ people, especially those who are forcibly displaced or stateless. #IDAHOTB
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Yeraldine was forced to flee home with her partner because of who she is. Finding refuge in Ecuador, she is determined to create an inclusive world for everyone. #IDAHOBIT bit.ly/3PtneMQ
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We all have a responsibility to create a world where everyone, including LGBTIQ+ people, can live in safety, dignity and with pride. #IDAHOBIT
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“When I weave, I feel relaxed." 🧺 Ahmed weaves these beautiful household items out of dried palm leaves. He keeps an important Tawerghan tradition alive, while supporting his displaced family.
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4/ LGBTIQ+ people fleeing from war, conflict, violence, persecution or human rights abuses have the right to seek and enjoy asylum in other countries. Countries must keep their doors open to everyone seeking refuge and protection.
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5/ We all have a responsibility to create a world where LGBTIQ+ people can live in safety, dignity and with pride. LGBTIQ+ organisations worldwide, many refugee-led, are on the forefront of advocating for rights, equal access, and against discrimination, stigma and abuse.
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6/ What you do matters! Honour the perseverance and courage of all LGBTIQ+ people forced to flee by standing up against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. (end)
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