Refugees need a way to transport and store safe, clean water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and bathing. You can provide jerry cans, a simple yet profoundly effective tool to safeguard a vulnerable family's health, wellbeing and dignity.
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Light from a solar lantern provides safety for women, allows children to do their homework at night and helps entrepreneurs run their businesses. Give this essential tool and help life continue after sunset for a refugee.
For refugee families who have lost everything, a kitchen set of cutlery, plates and utensils can provide not only the necessities to cook a meal, but also a feeling of routine and security. You can provide families with these simple, important tools.
You can provide an emergency rescue kit to a thirsty, hungry and cold refugee. Simple items — a towel, thermal blanket, bottled water, an energy bar, dry clothing and shoes — are comforting lifelines during a time of great need.
Kiden and her six children fled violence in South Sudan, the world's newest — and one of the least stable — countries. Refugees like Kiden often travel for days without food or water during their desperate journeys. Even after reaching safety, clean water can be scare. And that’s when people get sick — and die — from diseases like diphtheria, cholera and typhoid.
Every day, Kiden waits to fill her jerry can at a water distribution point at the Rhino refugee camp in northern Uganda. "If you get the water you will be happy," she explained.
Water is trucked in from the River Nile after being treated in processing facilities.
Generous donors provide the UN Refugee Agency with the funds needed to keep safe water flowing for mothers like Kiden. As she said, "Water is part of life. Without water, you cannot survive."
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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