BENEFITING: US Association for UNHCR
Your gift today will help exhausted refugee families, many with children who are fleeing persecution and conflict.
More than 800,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean and Aegean so far this year, fleeing war, persecution and violence in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, and other countries. For many, the choice to embark on such dangerous journeys seems the only way to give their children a chance of survival and safety.
As winter approaches, more support is needed urgently to continue saving lives and protecting families forced to flee their homes.
UNHCR humanitarian workers are working hard in Italy, Greece, Serbia, Hungary, Turkey and other countries in Europe to protect refugees and provide life-saving assistance at every point in their journey, providing 24-hour service in many locations.
Your gift will provide life-saving assistance towards:
- The distribution of winter survival kits that include high thermal blankets, sleeping bags, winter clothes, heating stoves, and gas supplies.
- The provision of emergency shelters including family tents, refugee housing units and emergency reception facilities.
- Improvement of reception and transit centers and preparing and supporting families for winter conditions.
You can help make a difference.
But even more, your gift, every gift, includes something priceless. It brings HOPE.