Commit to kindness this winter

As COVID-19 continues to claim lives around the world, it's more important than ever that we keep refugees safe and healthy this winter.

With your donation, we can provide them with life-saving support during winter months and beyond.


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could provide a family of five with a full winter kit, including high thermal blankets, sleeping bags, jackets, and plastic sheets


could provide three families with cash assistance to cover their additional expenses, such as fuel and electricity


could give two families solar lamps for long winter nights

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency - Students attending a workshop on Berlin, chatting to each other and checking their phones during break.

Information for refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons

Visit our Help site to find information about asylum procedures, your rights and duties and many more topics.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency - Mahbooba, a 22-year-old Afghan refugee woman in Pakistan, stands outside her home, wrapped in a beautiful polka dot scarf.

'Education enables us to sense the meaning of life'

In her own words, Mahbooba tells the story of her struggles and challenges, what keeps her motivated – and why the word 'education' is a sweet-sounding word to her. 

A refugee woman is knitting a colourful, woollen scarf. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency - MADE51

Hand-knitted scarves to keep you warm

Syrian refugees living in Shatila camp knit these beautiful woollen scarves by hand. For more accessories handcrafted by refugees browse our MADE51 shop. 

Empty bottles of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are pictured in Bad Windsheim, Germany December 27, 2020.

Q&A: 'Including refugees in the vaccine rollout is key to ending the pandemic'

Mike Woodman of UNHCR's Public Health Section explains how the organization is working to ensure millions of forcibly displaced people worldwide are protected from the COVID-19 virus.

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