A Tough Winter for Refugees

A Ukrainian participating in a Tzu Chi work relief program helps look after a baby for an aid recipient family at a distribution the foundation held in Warsaw, Poland, in May 2022. Women and children comprise 90 percent of the Ukrainians that have fled the war. Alberto Buzzola

By the end of 2021, the number of people displaced due to conflict and persecution around the world had topped 89 million. The Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 further exacerbated the refugee situation. Energy shortages, inflation, and food price spikes as a result of the war have made this winter an especially tough one for refugees around the world.

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