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Urgent Appeal for Coronavirus (COVID-19) | UNHCR


We urgently need your help to support children and families affected by the coronavirus

COVID-19 is a situation unlike anything we’ve faced before – and it threatens refugees.

We are all doing all we can to protect our families. But imagine going through this crisis with no access to soap or water. No hope of isolating yourself and your loved ones because you don’t have a home to stay safely inside.

That’s the reality for millions of refugees. And that’s why we need your help to act now.  

Around the clock, UNHCR is delivering lifesaving supplies and support to refugees and displaced people. With your help, we are:

     - Ensuring clean water and soap are readily available
     - Providing lifesaving information to families
     - Airlifting medical aid and hygiene items to areas affected by the virus
     - Increasing the number of hand-washing stations in refugee camps
     - Equipping health care workers with the supplies and training they need

But we can’t tackle this pandemic alone. Please donate today.

We will only overcome this crisis if we unite and help the most vulnerable refugees together.

As the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi says,“The worst of crises requires the best of humanity.”

Thank you for being the best of humanity by donating today.

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We urgently need your help to support children and families affected by the coronavirus

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.
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*Tax Disclaimer: Donations made directly to UNHCR may not be tax deductible in your country of residence. Laws regarding contributions to United Nations agencies vary from country to country. UNHCR does, however, partner with dedicated fundraising associations in a number of countries as well as having country specific offices with their own fundraising capacity. These countries include the USA, Germany, Spain, Japan, Australia, Italy, Canada, UK, South Korea, Hong Kong and Belgium. In order to make tax deductible donations through these offices you will need to donate through their individual websites. We are, however, able to issue a receipt of donation from UNHCR international that may be accepted in certain instances. We would suggest that if in doubt you contact your local tax advisor for guidelines on whether your gift is eligible or not.