Clean water is one of a refugee's most vital needs. Water to drink. Water to use for washing, cooking and cleaning. Water is essential to protect health, prevent the spread of deadly diseases and maintain dignity. Water is life — and it is a precious gift that you can give.
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.
Before I traveled to Ethiopia, I rarely thought about how much water I use on a daily basis.
Take our quiz and learn how USA for UNHCR donors help provide clean water to refugees
Water is essential to protect health, prevent the spread of deadly diseases and maintain dignity. But around the world, millions of refugees struggle to get the bare minimum of water they need.
UNHCR’s efforts to provide a safe and dependable water supply to refugees is vital! Without clean water, refugees are more likely to fall ill and die of diseases like diphtheria.
UNHCR ensures that refugees get the water they need through a system of reservoirs, boreholes and taps.
Take this short quiz to learn more about the water crisis and how it affects refugees.
When thinking about what I can do to help, I’m always brought back to my music and how I can use song to make an impact. Moved by the images of Syrian refugee children in the news, I wrote the lyrics for White Water Tumbling.
A water filter can protect against diseases like cholera and dysentery, which can become deadly to refugee children weak from their journeys. You can keep clean, safe water flowing — enabling families to stay healthy and rebuild their lives.
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.
Now more than ever, access to clean water is vital to the survival and success of vulnerable populations. Among these vulnerable populations are refugees, who have been forced to flee their homes, leaving everything they know behind. These displaced people have limited access to the clean water, hygiene tools and sanitation resources that keep people healthy and help prevent the spread of disease.
Unlike many countries where refugees are confined to camps, Uganda permits them to live in village-like settlements, and to farm for themselves.
Refugees need a way to transport and store safe, clean water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and bathing. You can provide jerry cans, a simple yet profoundly effective tool to safeguard a vulnerable family's health, wellbeing and dignity.
Instead of seeking shelter in the Middle East, many Syrian refugees are heading to Brazil, which has a big Syrian community.
The UN Refugee Agency is scaling up health, water, sanitation and hygiene services to protect refugees during this international health emergency.
By supporting UNHCR and its partners, USA for UNHCR donors provide lifesaving essentials including shelter, water, food, safety and protection.
Dwindling water supplies are at the root of fighting between herders and fishermen that have driven thousands to flee both within Cameroon and into Chad.
Gifts from UNHCR donors provide emergency shelter, food, water, healthcare and basic necessities. These photos tell the story.
Watch Maria Pamula, a UNHCR Protection Officer, as she makes her daily rounds, handing out water, smiles and a helping hand.
You can provide an emergency rescue kit to a thirsty, hungry and cold refugee. Simple items — a towel, thermal blanket, bottled water, an energy bar, dry clothing and shoes — are comforting lifelines during a time of great need.
Proper handwashing is one of the most important measures to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19. But for millions of refugees, accessing clean water and sanitation are a daily challenge.
607,000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. Whole families, young mothers and unaccompanied children walk for days through jungles and mountains or brave dangerous voyages across the water.
More than 40,000 people, mostly women and children, call a settlement in Rukban, Syria home. The settlement consists of hundreds of makeshift shelters with no running water. Hope is as scarce as other crucial resources in Rukban, but — thanks to our donors — that’s beginning to change.
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.