The UN Refugee Agency protects and assists refugees and internally displaced people in over a hundred countries around the world.

USA for UNHCR supports the UN Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) lifesaving operations around the world to protect refugees, internally displaced people, and former refugees who are returning home.

In more than five decades, the UN Refugee Agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, a staff of approximately 6,300 people in more than 126 countries continue to help 33 million people -- providing protection, shelter, clean water, health services, education, and other humanitarian assistance. UNHCR is working in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, Pakistan and many other countries worldwide.

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The UN Refugee Agency has been quick to respond to the crisis, but the unfolding emergency requires immediate support by donors. Tents, sleeping mats, and blankets are desperately needed to shelter those innocents whose homes and possessions have been destroyed by war.

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