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UNHCR’s Innovative Winter Support


UNHCR’s Innovative Winter Support

25 December 2020 Also available in:

UNHCR plans to provide timely and substantial help to 3.8 million vulnerable Syrian and Iraqi refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) scattered all over Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt to make it through this winter.

Given the sheer number of people who need our support this season, UNHCR is customizing our help to the specific needs of a country, and to the measures needed to cater for additional COVID-19 challenges. Here are the highlights of our support:

THIS WINTER, COMMIT TO KINDNESS - Please donate to give vulnerable refugees a lifeline.



The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established on 14 December 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee issues. It strives to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another state, with the option to voluntarily return home when conditions are conducive for return, integrate locally or resettle to a third country. UNHCR has twice won the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1954 for its ground-breaking work in helping the refugees of Europe, and in 1981 for its worldwide assistance to refugees.