Refugees need your support now!
Last year, more than 160,000 Somalis fled to Kenya to escape draught, famine and fighting in their homeland and a further 98,000 are sheltering in Ethiopia.
Many who set off for neighbouring countries do not survive the perilous journey. Mothers have been forced to watch, powerless, as their children die. Those that do make it to refugee camps are arriving in a terrible condition.
They need urgent medical assistance and nutritional support. They also need clean drinking water and shelter to protect them from the harsh climate.
UNHCR can give them this. We provide shelter, food, water, medical care and other basic necessities for refugee children and their families.
Around the world, millions of people rely on the UN refugee agency for their survival. Some refugees may need our help for only a short time. But many face years of living in isolated refugee camps.
Please give whatever you can afford. You will help save lives, provide protection. And you will offer hope to people who are in a desperate situation.
Any amount will help, but here are a few examples of what we need:
US$50: provides the five week supply of ready-to-use therapeutic food needed to bring back to health a severely malnourished child.
US$100: survival kits – each has a blanket, mattress, kitchen set, stove and soap
US$450: all-weather tent to shelter a refugee family
US$5,500: nutrition survey kit, includes weighing scales (x5), height measuring board, haemocue machine and accessories (microcuvettes, lancet, etc.), and mid upper arm circumference tape