Using the skills she learned at the UNHCR Women’s Centre, Budiaki is helping other refugee women locate their loved ones.
When she was 16, Henriette escaped violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Once she reached safety in the UNHCR-supported Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi, she wanted nothing more than to study. Today, thanks to generous Americans, she’s developing an app to help women in Dzaleka.
GR8Lakes Essentials makes sure modern technology like the heliTM lantern gets into the hands of the people who need it most.
Bar code technology is enabling UNHCR to greatly improve the speed at which monthly rations of food and relief items are distributed at refugees camps in South Sudan.
Blackboards are an essential learning tool — especially in a refugee camp, where access to technology can be limited. It costs $120 to equip a classroom in Africa with a blackboard, but the knowledge gained is priceless.
There is no one-size-fits-all way to help refugees - new systems, technologies and innovations can help deliver aid and opportunity to refugees.
We are excited to announce the launch partnerships with Kickstarter, Airbnb and Instacart to raise awareness and funds for refugees.
We commit to taking every possible step to ensure that information is safeguarded at every stage and is used only for the purposes designated by donors.
The Data Advisory Board works to advance USA for UNHCR’s data capabilities and capacity to engage new audiences and build support for refugees in the U.S.
Students, professionals and hacking enthusiasts alike gathered in Washington, D.C. on June 10th for Amazon Web Services’ 2nd annual Hackathon for Good.
Through the universal language of computer programing, I can collaborate with refugees to help them solve the most pressing issues in their lives.
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.
The Data Advisory Board will work to advance USA for UNHCR’s data capabilities and capacity to engage new audiences and build support for refugees in the U.S.
On Friday, October 18th, data scientists, designers and students came together to #HackABetterWorld for refugees.
Monthly cash assistance makes a vital difference for vulnerable Syrian refugee families who are determined to provide a better life for their families.
The UN refugee agency will slash the time Syrian refugees need to register in Jordan from up to eight months to a single day.
Each week we collect the most interesting, inspiring and innovative refugee stories from around the world. Here are this week’s picks!
USA for UNHCR announced new board leadership Thursday, appointing Mark Wallace, former Senior Vice President of Global Engineering and Sustainability at UPS, as its new chairperson.
"Having traveled extensively during my 50 years, I’ve witnessed extreme poverty and heart-wrenching situations... but none came close to what I witnessed first hand in the refugee camps and settlements in Kenya and Uganda."
Ensuring that children continue to learn during a pandemic has required resourcefulness and innovation. See how UNHCR has helped education continue for displaced children around the world!