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USA for UNHCR is an independent nonprofit organization that provides support for the humanitarian work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) through fundraising and education. The organization supports refugee protection and relief programs around the world, meeting needs by providing resources to the world's most vulnerable people. USA for UNHCR also informs Americans about the plight of refugees and the lifesaving work of the UN Refugee Agency.

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Crisis in Syria: A Grim Milestone of Suffering

The Syrian crisis is entering its seventh year and there’s no end in sight. The country is in ruins and more than 13 million of its citizens need humanitarian assistance. What’s worse: an entire generation of children is at risk. Since war broke out, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and its partners have provided food, water and protection to vulnerable children, women and men. In winter, they make sure that people have adequate shelter, heating fuel, thermal blankets and warm clothing. As long as people are still forced to flee, the UN Refugee Agency will continue their work — but they need your support. Our work at USA for UNHCR is to connect Americans like you to the critical work being done by the UN Refugee Agency. Tell the world that you stand #WithRefugees. Be their voice. Show them they’ve not been forgotten. Sign our petition today.

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Resilient but at Risk: Refugee Women and Girls

They're forced to flee from war and persecution. Women and girls are among our world’s most vulnerable refugees. Globally, one in three women will experience sexual or physical violence in her lifetime — if she is a refugee, she’s even more at risk. Just collecting clean water or walking at night to the bathroom can put them in danger of assault. Despite grave threats to their safety, women and girls on the run are strong, resilient — and fiercely determined to survive and thrive. USA for UNHCR connects Americans like you to the critical work being done by the UN Refugee Agency. Here are just three ways the UN Refugee Agency helps displaced women and girls: 1. Provides secure shelters, separate washrooms and proper lighting to reduce the risk of assault in refugee camps. 2. Gives women the tools they need to resume their work, which helps them provide for their families and regain their independence. 3. Prevents gender inequality by ensuring that girls have access to education. Your signature is your voice. Sign this petition and stand with the UN Refugee Agency to help refugee women and girls.

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URGENT ACTION: Stand up for Refugees

The United States is a global leader in supporting those that have been forced to flee their homes, but now our commitment to refugees is in jeopardy. Add your name to the pledge — take a stand for refugees. Refugees who are resettled in the United States are more thoroughly screened than anyone else who comes to this country, including foreign students and tourists. More than three million refugees have been safely resettled since 1975 and today they are an important part of this country — they build small businesses, strong families and vibrant communities. We cannot now turn our backs on the most vulnerable people in their greatest time of need. Since 1950, UNHCR — the UN Refugee Agency — has protected refugees all over the world. Show you stand with refugees and join USA for UNHCR’s support of protecting, helping and rebuilding the lives of refugees.

44,520 supporters