Mission: USA for UNHCR is an independent nonprofit organization that provides support for the humanitarian work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) through fundraising, education, and advocacy. The organization supports refugee protection and relief programs around the world, meeting needs by providing resources to the world's most vulnerable people. USA for UNHCR also informs Americans about the plight of refugees and advocates for refugee awareness and protection.
Programs: USA for UNHCR supports UNHCR's lifesaving operations around the world to protect refugees, internally displaced people, and former refugees who are returning home. In 2005, UNHCR assisted over 19 million people in 116 countries--providing protection, shelter, clean water, health services, education, and other humanitarian assistance. USA for UNHCR helped fund emergencies and ongoing operations in Sudan (Darfur), Angola, Afghanistan, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Pakistan as well as many other countries. The organization also provides public outreach through special events, quarterly publications, and daily updates on our website, www.UNrefugees.org.