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Giving Tuesday Match Extension

We're extending the match and set a new goal of sending 2,500 winter survival kits to refugee families trying to make it through this bitter cold winter.

Each winter survival kit costs $127 and provides families with five thermal blankets, three mattresses, winter clothes and a plastic sheet to insulate their tent — essentials that can mean the difference between life and death. 

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Glasses

Right now your gift will send TWICE as many glasses to refugees in need.


Losing one’s glasses is often an easily remedied inconvenience. But impaired vision can keep refugees from caring for their families or doing well in school. You can help a refugee see a brighter future with a new pair of glasses.


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A necessity that can’t be overlooked

 

During a humanitarian crisis, the UN Refugee Agency's first priority is to keep refugees safe and to provide adequate shelter, enough food and water and basic medical care. But a farsighted parent eager to provide for her family needs glasses to find a job, so does a child with an astigmatism who can't wait to go back to school.

Thanks to generous supporters, UNHCR provides the tools that refugees need to rebuild their lives.

UNHCR college scholarship recipient Necelatte, a refugee from Burundi, hasn’t let her visual impairment stop her from pursuing her education — and her dreams.

UNHCR college scholarship recipient Necelatte, a refugee from Burundi, hasn't let her visual impairment stop her from pursuing her education — and her dreams. "My future will be bright. I have already overcome the biggest obstacles in my life. After my studies, I will be a role model and an advocate. I will raise awareness and understanding within the community towards persons with disabilities. I will fight against discrimination."

Thanks in part to her eyeglasses, 11-year-old Nargess, a refugee girl from Afghanistan, is a top student at her school in Iran.

Thanks in part to her eyeglasses, 11-year-old Nargess, a refugee girl from Afghanistan, is a top student at her school in Iran.

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We promise to honor your generosity and use your donation in the most effective way possible to help refugees. The catalog items shown reflect periodic surveys of the countries UNHCR operates in and represent both the need and price of critical aid items. Although each item is representative of the gift category in which it appears, donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most.

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