For vulnerable refugee families living outside of camps, cash assistance meets their needs in an effective, sustainable and dignified way.
For struggling refugees, cash assistance is a lifeline — enabling them to pay rent, buy groceries, afford medicine and cover other expenses. Just as important, this vital assistance restores dignity and a small sense of normalcy for refugee families.
Yemen: Glimmers of Hope, Miles to Go
In total, 1.2 million internally displaced people were received core relief items or cash assistance in 2018. But with 24 million people in need, we must strive to do more in 2019. Thanks to our donors, UNHCR has been providing protection assistance and services to the most vulnerable, but that population is growing at an alarming rate.
How UNHCR is helping refugees this winter
Refugees flee with few possessions and are often unprepared for winter weather, lacking even the most basic protections against the cold. But, thanks to our donors, UNHCR — the UN Refugee Agency — is on the ground helping refugees stay warm, providing protection from the cold, cash assistance, emergency shelter and much more.
Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. More than 4 million people have been uprooted from their homes and 20 million are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
Food Cuts Hit Syrian Refugees
Funding shortfall forces World Food Program to stop food assistance for more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees; UNHCR calls on international community to support the urgent needs.
Yemen Crisis Explained
Six years of conflict have driven more than 4 million people from their homes and more than 20 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
Examples of how UNHCR helped refugees in 2018
In 2018, one thing was certain: USA for UNHCR donors opened their hearts to those in greatest need. Thanks to our donors, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was on the ground wherever refugees needed help, providing protection and assistance, including emergency shelter, food, water and healthcare.