What does UNHCR do, and what exactly are you funding with your donation?

What does UNHCR do? How do their programmes work? Why should I donate, and where will my money go? If you are reading this, chances are you are interested in learning more about UNHCR’s work and asking yourself one of these questions. And we are here to provide you with answers!

We are a global organization that has a core duty to protect people who are forcibly displaced due to violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. Our job is to save lives and build better futures for millions of people who lost everything.

To protect and support people of concern, UNHCR provides protection, shelter and emergency relief in addition to ongoing humanitarian aid through long term programmes covering health, education, livelihood support, cash-based intervention and skills training.


Our Programmes

We strive to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge.

During times of displacement, we provide critical emergency assistance.
We also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home, and income-generating projects for those who resettle.

Our help transforms broken lives. Learn more about where does the money go, and how you can help.