The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

For over half a century, UNHCR has helped to save, protect and rebuild the lives of millions of people — refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers.


“During times of displacement, we provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. We also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home, and income-generating projects for those who resettle.”

Hollywood actress and activist Angelina Jolie, special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, meets with Syrians in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Photo: CNN

A donation of $30 a month can provide an emergency rescue kit, while $50 a month can supply bedding and blankets. According to a release, since September alone UNHCR has provided 838,092 people in Syria with the aforementioned winter protective items.



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