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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No one should have to sleep on the cold, hard ground, especially after fleeing for their life. Help provide blankets and mats to refugees — compassionate gifts of comfort, safety and warmth.
After escaping life-threatening violence, refugee parents want their children to have a safe place to sleep, eat, study and play. That’s what your generosity can provide. Not just shelter — but a home, a sense of normalcy and regained dignity.
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.
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 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. 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.
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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