Monthly cash assistance makes a vital difference for vulnerable Syrian refugee families who are determined to provide a better life for their families.
For vulnerable refugee families living outside of camps, cash assistance meets their needs in an effective, sustainable and dignified way.
Ibrahim is struggling to make ends meet in Qarna’oun informal refugee settlement in Lebanon. His family’s only lifeline is the $75 per month in winter cash assistance they receive from UNHCR.
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.
As we mark eight years of war in Syria, it is more important than ever to remind ourselves of the lives impacted. Refugees deserve to have their stories heard and UNHCR — the UN Refugee Agency — is here to give them a voice.
USA for UNHCR supporter Carol Shearon visited Syrian refugees in Jordan to see the impact of UNHCR's work first hand. Here is her first-person account of her visit.
Syrian refugees say cash-based aid program gives them greater financial control and dignity, while local businesses report increased revenues.
World Food Programme ends food distributions and introduces cash grants for the 13,000 refugees from Central African Republic.
Lifesaving assistance is needed as an estimated 123,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh in the last month alone.
The refugee situation in South Sudan is now one of the most critical UNHCR faces and more funding is needed.
The UN refugee agency is strengthening its role in helping neighboring countries deal with out-of-country voting for Malian refugees.
Each day the Tripoli reception center in Lebanon welcomes between 500 and 1,000 people. Here, refugees can register new births, access health and counseling services and receive vital cash assistance.
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.
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.
A small UNHCR team visited Arwad to assess the needs of people on the island, and to identify those who should receive assistance.
The UN refugee agency has 350 staff working inside Syria. Despite the insecurity, they distribute vital assistance.
Yemen is one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time. Millions have been forced to flee their homes and 24 million are in dire need of assistance.
UNHCR has begun distributing essential winter items to 1.2 million displaced Iraqis and 178,000 Syrian refugees even with winter assistance program only half-funded.
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.
More than 3.6 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of the five-year conflict – and 24 million Yemenis are vulnerable and in immediate need of humanitarian assistance.
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.
UNHCR and its partners estimate that some 132,000 refugee households in Lebanon are in need of some kind of assistance during the winter.
Thousands of Americans made emergency donations to USA for UNHCR and rushed assistance to the frontlines of the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Within 24 hour the earthquake hitting, UNHCR was on the ground delivering life-saving assistance to people who lost everything.