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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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Solar Lanterns

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


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.


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Solar lanterns bring light — and hope — to Rohingya refugees

Since August 25, 2017, the day violence broke out in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya — a stateless ethnic minority — have fled to Bangladesh. After walking for days through jungles and mountains or braving dangerous sea voyages across the Bay of Bengal, they crossed the border hungry, sick and traumatized by violence and sexual abuse.

Most Rohingya refugees live in Kutupalong refugee camp where, thanks to the generosity of caring Americans, they’ve received humanitarian assistance. In addition to food, clean water, shelter and healthcare, the UN Refugee Agency provides each family with a solar lantern that lights up the night — and ignites hope.

An aerial shot of Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh lit up by UNHCR-supplied solar lanterns.

An aerial shot of Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh lit up by UNHCR-supplied solar lanterns given to new arrivals. Since violence broke out in Myanmar in August 2017, hundreds of thousands of refugees have found safety in Kutupalong.

Rohingya children sit beneath a solar lantern.

Rohingya children sit beneath a solar lantern. In addition to spending time together in safety, solar lanterns enable girls and boys to complete their homework after dark.

Solar lanterns also double as mobile phone chargers, which enable refugees to stay in touch with relatives and receive information about access to food and other assistance from the UN Refugee Agency.

Solar lanterns also double as mobile phone chargers, which enable refugees to stay in touch with relatives and receive information about access to food and other assistance from the UN Refugee Agency.

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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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