USA for UNHCR

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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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Help protect children from gang violence in Central America

There is a silent crisis in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that threatens an entire generation of children. Gang warfare and savage violence have transformed the Northern Triangle of Central America into one of the most dangerous places on earth. Young boys are recruited as lookouts before being turned into killers when they get older. Girls are kidnapped, coerced to traffic drugs and exploited as sexual slaves. In a desperate attempt to keep their children safe, thousands of parents have fled with their families. In some cases, children have made the perilous journey alone. Traumatized by the brutality they witnessed and the risk they took to escape, they feel helpless. The UN Refugee Agency is providing protection, shelter, legal assistance, healthcare and more. USA for UNHCR aims to connect Americans like you to the critical work being done by the UN Refugee Agency to help refugees forced to flee, like those escaping Central America. Show your compassion for those fleeing violence. Sign this petition to stand #WithRefugees. Use your voice to shine a light on the atrocities being committed in Central America and the plight of these thousands of children and families in desperate need.

USA for UNHCR
31,453 supporters

Our World’s Most Vulnerable People

Samira, her husband Wael and their newborn son Mohammed are just three of the more than 11 million Syrians who have been driven from their homes since conflicted erupted six years ago. The family escaped eastern Aleppo in 2012 to the safer western part of the city. Even though the journey was short, it was still treacherous. They were forced to flee with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Since they did not have a marriage certificate or proper identification with them, they were forced to dodge checkpoints and were more vulnerable to harassment, extortion and exploitation. Without a marriage certificate, they were unable to register the births of Mohammed and their second child Shaza, which could have prevented them from accessing education and healthcare. With the help of the UN Refugee Agency, Samira and Wael received legal support to officially register their marriage and obtain birth certificates for their children. USA for UNHCR aims to connect Americans like you to the critical work being done by the UN Refugee Agency. Working with local partners, UNHCR is helping thousands more Syrians obtain official documentation — as well as providing protection, food, clean water and healthcare to millions of people fleeing conflict. Show your compassion for people like Samira, Wael, Mohammed and Shaza. Sign this petition to stand #WithRefugees. Use your voice to call on the international community to redouble its support for refugees and those still trapped in Syria.

USA for UNHCR
12,109 supporters

Unrelenting Horror in Syria

The April 2, 2017 chemical attack in Idlib, Syria is a horrifying reminder of the violence that weighs on every aspect of life for Syrians. In a war that’s only worsening — and with no end in sight, the need for humanitarian aid and protection has never been greater. UNHCR — the UN Refugee Agency — is determined to reach everyone in need, by any means possible. A network of community centers in Syria provides child protection, education and health services. Syrian refugees receive education, healthcare and shelter in the region’s hosting countries. USA for UNHCR aims to connect Americans like you to the critical work being done by the UN Refugee Agency. But without enough support, the food and cash assistance will be reduced or will not reach the people in need. Sign this petition to stand #WithRefugees. Use your voice to call on the international community to redouble its support for refugees and those still trapped in Syria.

USA for UNHCR
9,449 supporters