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The COVID-19 outbreak has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

UNHCR is committed to preventing and responding to this health emergency.  

Our primary goal is to protect refugees, displaced people and their host communities.  

But we can't do this alone, please donate TODAY. 


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is the average cost of medical equipment to provide effective health services. We urgently need to equip health facilities


supports the construction of a water and sanitation facility, including communal latrines and toilets, for one classroom in a school


could support the construction of one tube well to provide clean water to refugees


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