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It is always the innocent, women and children, who are the real victims of war.

There are over sixy-five million refugees and displaced persons throughout the world; the largest number ever recorded, according to UNHCR. The majority of refugees and displaced are women and children made homeless through conflict, although in recent years there has been a significant increase in male migrants seeking a better life.

The current refugee crisis spotlights an increasing lack of political will to protect refugees as national security issues rise to the fore - leading to closing borders, securitization of migration justified by reference to economic protection.

Fleeing terror and persecution, losing their homes, their land, their loved ones, it is women who bind their families together with the slender threads of hope. 

Hope that they will survive and rebuild their lives. The strength demonstrated by refugee women is awe inspiring and deserves greater recognition. WomenAid International is proud to work alongside such women and invites you to add your support.

Womenaid International hs achieved a credible history of providing relief and assistance to woman and children suffering the consequences of war and political instability, and has delivered over 30,000 tonnes of food, medicines, medical supplies and equipment, hygienic supplies and shelter, valued at £12+ million to more than 1.5 million vulnerable people in the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

WomenAid has an unfinished agenda as long as women and their families are facing a crisis, are         crushed by poverty, are vulnerable and are in need.

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  • Aid from UK donors arrives at warehouse in Zagreb.

  • Truck delivers to refugee camp

  • Refugees from Vukovar eagerly sort their gifts

"Your support and money you gave me, a 72 year old woman who has lost everything, made me start crying. I don't know if that was because of sadness that I became a refugee or happiness that I am not alone and there are good people and good women all over the world who think about me. Thank you very much for what you are doing for us and for the money which means a lot to me."

Sejida Lalic, Bosnian refugee

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