Donate and support displaced families this winter

Winter Appeal


As temperatures drop, many displaced families will face another brutal winter far from home.


UNHCR is on the ground providing life-saving support, shelter and protection. But we can't do this without you.


2020 has been a struggle for many of us. But you have a chance to end the year by making a real difference.




could provide thermal blankets and sleeping mats to a family of refugees


could provide a displaced family with a winter survival kit, including fuel, tarpaulin, sleeping mats and blankets 


could help a refugee family access the essentials they need to stay warm this winter

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