Fearing for his own children’s lives, this dedicated father knew they had to flee. Even though it meant leaving everything behind, it was the choice that gave his family the best chance to survive.
“It is a legacy I am still doing on behalf of my late father.” Learn how this former refugee finds strength in his faith and through carrying on family Ramadan traditions.
Noori Shtaat didn’t hesitate to let his wife and five children flee the war in Syria ahead of him. His journey to reunite with them took nearly two years.
Happy International Day of the Girl! Today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, reaffirms its commitment to women and girls, who make up about half of all people forced to flee their homes. With generous donor support, UNHCR helps women and girls transform the losses they’ve endured into opportunities for a brighter future.
The passion and commitment of UNHCR staff in the field is unmatched. They are real-life heroes, saving lives and protecting rights every day.
USA for UNHCR donors stand with refugees on every step of their journeys — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their kindness and generosity helped provide shelter, healthcare, food and clean water to more people than ever before in 2018.
On International Women’s Day we celebrate refugee women who have overcome incredible obstacles to help themselves, their families and their communities.
This World Water Day, we are celebrating refugee girls across the globe who work hard every day to collect water in order to keep their families healthy.
Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day with her fourth visit to the refugee camps in northern Thailand.
May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). Learn about LGBTI refugees and their journeys to safety.
This World Refugee Day a spreading global violence is threatening the very foundations of our international system.
Thirteen-year-old Malak from Syria made his way through the Evros border crossing into Greece, not knowing when he'd see his family again.
Angelina Jolie spends World Refugee Day with Syrian refugees in Turkey and calls for more action to prevent conflict and support refugees.
Portland, Maine’s Pihcintu Chorus released their latest song, "Somewhere," on World Children's Day. Pihcintu is comprised of refugee and immigrant girls who have made Portland, Maine their new home.
On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.
Gemma, a Protection Officer in Iraq, recounts life on the front line of UNHCR’s operations as millions of Iraqis fled Islamic state militants.
On World Refugee Day, we commemorated the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.
This #GivingTuesday our goal is to raise enough funding to provide 1,500 refugee families with winter kits to keep them warm - here is how you can help.
February is the month we celebrate love — and the support USA for UNHCR donors provide to people at their most vulnerable is a form of love. Here are four stories of how the power of love and your support are helping refugees rebuild their lives.
In 2012, donations from individuals around the world supported the deployment of 435 Emergency Response Team members to 39 countries.
See how our partners and supporters recognized the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees on World Refugee Day.
This World Refugee Day the number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people has exceeded 50 million people for the first time since World War II.
The sharpest contrast between what home means for me and what it means for a refugee is that they long for what they left behind but are forced to focus on the future.
A shocking 77 countries criminalize same-sex acts. In five countries, the punishment is death. LGBTI people can also struggle to find acceptance with those closest to them — their family. Sadly, many have no safe place to call home. With nowhere to turn, many LGBTI people flee in search of safety, but that brings other dangers. As a result, LGBTI refugees are among our world’s most isolated, brutalized people. By supporting USA for UNHCR, caring Americans are providing a lifeline.
Unlike many countries where refugees are confined to camps, Uganda permits them to live in village-like settlements, and to farm for themselves.