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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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Vaccines

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


Vaccinating children gives them a better chance of survival, which is why it’s a top UNHCR priority in a humanitarian crisis. Help protect refugee children from fatal diseases like polio, measles and cholera.


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Father with polio grateful for healthcare

 

Parents Abdul and Farida knew it was time to flee Syria when their home was bombed and their children were too afraid to fall asleep. When they reached Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan after a perilous desert journey, they were exhausted, but grateful to be safe.

The family of nine was given food, water and shelter — and medical care. Because diseases can spread quickly in a crowded camp like Za’atari, vaccines are essential to safeguard refugees’ health. Accordingly, all children up to 18 months receive routine immunizations as well as those that protect them from polio, measles and cholera.

Abdul, who has polio and walks with crutches, is especially grateful that his daughters and sons are receiving the healthcare they need to help secure healthy futures. “All my children got vaccinated, and this is a very good thing,” he said.

A child from South Sudan — our world’s newest country — receives a polio vaccine soon after reaching safety at the UNHCR-supported Imvepi reception center in Uganda.

A child from South Sudan — our world's newest country — receives a polio vaccine soon after reaching safety at the UNHCR-supported Imvepi reception center in Uganda.

A doctor administers medicine and vaccines to a Rohingya refugee child in Bangladesh.

A doctor administers medicine and vaccines to a Rohingya refugee child in Bangladesh. Generations of Rohingya, a stateless religious minority, have suffered brutal violence at the hands of Myanmar’s military forces. After making dangerous journeys by foot or boat, many arrive at the Bangladesh border sick and in desperate need of care. Vaccines are key to protecting their health.

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