In recognition of the growing climate crisis and to boost refugees’ access to safe and sustainable energy, while minimizing its own environmental impact, UNHCR launched a four-year Global Strategy for Sustainable Energy.
Taking climate action is a global responsibility — one that requires the hope and resiliency that refugees embody. This Earth Day, see how refugees from around the world are taking action to protect their new homes.
Add your name to USA for UNHCR’s petition to ensure people impacted by climate change have the help they need — not when it’s too late, but right now.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Program (WFP) are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters threaten to leave millions of refugees across Africa without food.
Rohingya refugees who have been trained as volunteer lifeguards are saving lives during climate emergencies like monsoons.
On Saturday, October 26th, nearly eighty east coast architects gathered at the New Lab in Brooklyn to put their design and engineering skills to the test and #HackABetterWorld for refugees. Hosted by The Hive, USA for UNHCR’s innovation lab, the hackathon focused on designing shelter solutions for refugees that could be implemented under the constraints of a refugee camp.
After a recent 7.4 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami devastated the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, UNHCR sprang into action to help the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. Have you ever wondered how humanitarian supplies are transported around the world at a moment’s notice?
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality or political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so.
The partnership with the UPS Foundation helps UNHCR quickly respond and make a difference in restarting the lives of people forced to flee.
UNHCR welcomes a $775,000 donation from the UPS Foundation that will enhance delivery of lifesaving assistance and protection to refugees worldwide.
The central Sahel is facing one of the world's fastest growing displacement crises. More than 2.7 million people have been forced to flee and at least 13.4 million need humanitarian assistance.
Every day of the year, and on every step of the journey, our dedicated partners made possible our work of delivering safety and protection to millions of refugees and forcibly displaced communities worldwide. As we begin the new year, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the highlights USA for UNHCR donors helped us provide in 2019
Volunteers are at the forefront of a drive to protect residents of the sprawling refugee settlement as the cyclone and monsoon season approaches.
The Sahel is facing one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world. More than 2.7 million people have fled violence in the region and at least 13.4 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance
USA for UNHCR’s innovation lab, The Hive, hosted a hackathon in partnership with the Parsons School of Design to highlight the challenges refugees face with respect to water accessibility.
During refugee crises, UNHCR rushes in humanitarian aid and its expert staff, leading efforts to save lives and relieve suffering.
UNHCR pays tribute to the enormous contributions made every year by humanitarian workers, noting that their work has become increasingly dangerous.
On Friday, October 18th, data scientists, designers and students came together to #HackABetterWorld for refugees.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Chobani yogurt CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, pledges to support refugees around the world through his new foundation, Tent.
There are many ways to help refugees, including where you purchase the gifts you give. This holiday season put your gift-giving to work for good.
Funding is part of wider UN appeal for US$2 billion to safeguard ‘millions of people who are least able to protect themselves’ from the new coronavirus.
USA for UNHCR was honored with the 2019 ANA Genius Awards in the “Data and Analytics Growth” category.
UNHCR is concerned that Egyptian military have been arbitrarily detaining an increasing number of Syrian refugees amid growing anti-Syrian sentiment.