Refugees are people just like you and me. Though they are faced with a grim choice - stay and die, or flee and risk imprisonment, rape, torture and forced recruitment by armed groups.
Today, on earth, one in of every 122 people has been forced to flee their home or country because of conflict, persecution or violence. Of our world’s refugees more than half are now children – children whose short lives have been shaped by war, fear and loss. Every day, thousands risk their lives attempting to across land and sea borders, like those in the Mediterranean, to seek a safer future.
The staggering statistics detailed in UNHCR’s, the UN Refugee Agency, 2014 Global Trends Report show the numbers of people fleeing their country, their home, has accelerated the highest levels we have recorded. In the past five years no fewer than 15 conflicts – some new, some old – have brought unspeakable tragedy and misery to millions across the world.
UNHCR has responded. We have stretched our resources to help more people than ever before. From Syria to the Central African Republic, Iraq to South Sudan, UNHCR is present in all of the world’s conflict hotspots, working around the clock to extend our protection and life saving aid to millions of people.
The conflicts might change, grow and return but the consequences for the children and families caught in their chaos remains the same. UNHCR is the only organization mandated to act as a safety net and protect over 59 million of the most vulnerable people in the world - which is why we need donors like you, to help us to reach one more child, one more family today. Please give what you can and make a donation today.
Donate today to help refugees and help continue our life-saving work.
How you can help
A monthly donation will help us reach more families in desperate need of shelter and protection, and allow us to provide long term support.
Can provide two families with jerry cans to transport clean water
Can provide vital healthcare to 4 people trapped inside Syria
Can provide 30 mosquito nets protecting children from the threat of malaria
Can provide a whole family with a tent to shelter them from the elements
SYRIA CRISIS URGENT APPEAL
Innocent Syrian families need your help. Fleeing for their lives, thousands left their homes with nothing but the clothes on their back. Please make a donation today.
SOUTH SUDAN EMERGENCY: CONFLICT AND FOOD CRISIS
Hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes, fleeing for safety. Millions are at risk of famine. Please make a donation today.
CRISIS IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Hundreds of thousands fleeing for their life, many witnessing brutal violence. Help us provide emergency assistance.
Hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis have been forced to flee their homes. In fear for their lives, many left with only the clothes on their backs.
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