Dispatches from the Field

Empowering Community Leaders

Beyond losing their homes, displacement can take a heavy toll on a person’s sense of self-worth and assurance. Displaced people make up some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. The trauma endured by these groups can often lead to isolation and self-doubt.

Engaging a New Community

When people forced to flee their homes arrive at a camp or an informal center, they are creating a new type of community—of people from different places and backgrounds, with different stories of displacement. Some may be there for a short period of time, others for longer.