Millions of traumatized and desperate families have been forced to leave their homes.
They want to seek safety with UNHCR.
You can help the refugee families who have lost everything when their homes and schools were destroyed in the bombings. All they have brought to this unknown journey of refuge, may just be their beloved family and what they could save from their homes. And among the 25.4 million refugees globally, over half are under the age of 18.
All they need is safety, and a shelter to call ‘home’.
Look at Mahmoud, Hamid, Nyakong, Abu’s “Story of Home”
As bombs rained down on the Syrian city of Aleppo, Mahmoud and his family took what they could carry and travelled via Turkey to Europe by boat.
“People from UNHCR have been very helpful. At different points, we have been given food, water, blankets, sleeping bags. It has been a great help.” Now, they finally have a sturdy tent, to stop and rest and to call ‘home’.
Nyakong’s Traditional ‘Tukul’ Hut
Single mother, Nyakong Loung Louy, fled to Ethiopia from South Sudan with her children. After months under canvas, UNHCR supports the family to build themselves a traditional hut, or ‘tukul’, of bamboo, mud brick and a thatched roof. Inside, Nyakong has created a welcoming family home.
“Having a house has helped other family members find us,” says Nyakong who was recently reunited with her missing daughter. “It is almost like the ‘home’ we had in South Sudan.”
Hamid’s Refugee Housing Unit
Hamid and his family fled the Iraqi city of Fallujah when ISIS forces attached. UNHCR helped them move from a tent to a longer lasting prefabricated ‘Refugee Housing Unit’ (RHU).
“The RHU is a blessing from God for us in the desert,” says Hamid. “The tent was very hot during the summer. And it is very small, and we can hardly move in it. The RHU must be our present from God.”
Abu’s Urban Housing
Abu Abhoud, his twins Inas and Baylasan and their family fled to Tyre, Lebanon in 2013 from Syria. The cash assistance they receive from UNHCR helps them cover the cost of rent, heating and food.
“Shelter is the most important thing,” says their father, Abu Abhoud. “It means safety, security and comfort. What I care about the most is to keep my family under one roof, where the children can be warm, where they can eat, where they can study and be safe.”
Give them the feeling of “Home” again.
is enough to provide 36 refugees with blankets to keep them warm
is enough to provide 36 tarpaulins a year to prevent water leakage of tents, helping refugees in the wet season
could provide a full survival kit set a year to 12 South Sudan families who has just arrived Uganda. This includes emergency shelters, soaps and cooking utensils etc.