Lujain was only 16 years old when she fled Syria with her family and settled in Egypt. Being the eldest among 4 sisters and with a father who is unable to work; she had to work to generate income for her family.
On World Humanitarian Day (WHD) we pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and rally support for people affected by crises around the world. On this, WHD 2018, we sat down with Elsa, a veteran humanitarian worker who works with Save the Children helping African refugees in Egypt.
This year Save the Children, in collaboration with UNHCR, commemorated World Refugee Day with more than 300 people from different nationalities, communities, and organizations at the Sawy Culture Wheel in Cairo.
Three years ago, 14 year-old Nawal, was one of the thousands of deprived children living in the streets. Today, she a member of the girl’s football team that represented Egypt at the Street Child World Cup in Russia.
International Youth Day is marked on the 12th of August each year; an annual celebration of the role of youth in change around the world. It is an opportunity to highlight their achievements, challenges and the problems they face.
Heba is one of the thousands of women who benefited from the “Saving Young Children’s Lives” project and are now spreading what they have learnt among their communities. Read the full story here.