UNHCR 

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The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is the UN Refugee Agency, established to safeguard the rights and well-being of those forced to flee their countries.

Founded in 1950, the UNHCR works to support displaced peoples including refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers.

How You Can Help

Time: Various 

Please Note: Please ensure you have selected the appropriate country or regional UNHCR site to see giving options for your location. 

Check your regional UNHCR website for details on volunteering opportunities near you. UNHCR does not take on individual volunteers in the UK, but does provide information on how to get involved with Community Sponsorship, the UK Government-UNHCR refugee resettlement programme that allows local volunteer groups to sponsor refugee families, supporting them after their arrival and helping them settle faster into their new lives.

You can also sign up for the UNHCR’s newsletters to stay informed on the latest news and activities from the organisation. 

Students involved in Model UN groups can take part in the 2021 Model UN Refugee challenge. This competition is open to MUNs taking place online and in-person at university, high-school and primary school level.

Cost: Various

Please Note: Please ensure you have selected the appropriate country or regional UNHCR site to see giving options for your location. 

Make a regular or one-off general donation to the UNHCR, or support one of their specific campaigns. 

Visitors to the UK UNHCR can support campaigns such as World Refugee Day (20th June, but contributions are accepted all year round), and Aiming Higher (a refugee scholarship programme). You can also fundraise for the UNHCR.

Location: Global

Find out morehttps://www.unhcr.org/ 

(This information was updated 23/08/21 and will be checked regularly by the Do Something Directory team. If you notice any mistakes, please let us know.)

Published by Swilson

Staff Writer at the Do Something Directory

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