Did you know?Over the period 1995-2004, a total of two and a half billion people were affected by disasters, with 890,000 deaths and US$ 570 billion of losses. More
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A boardroom would be a more likely place for a meeting between decision makers of four high powered international corporations. Instead they came together in a refugee camp in Thailand. They didn't come to plan a merger, but to put their hearts and minds together to find innovative ways to assist... More
UNHCR is appealing for US$12,500,000 to help people living outside of formal camps in Haiti and those who have fled to neighbouring Dominican Republic.
To date, UNHCR has been actively supporting the established protection and camp management programmes, sending emergency team members specializing... More
This brochure highlights progress achieved by the humanitarian community working
in support of the Government of Haiti in key sectors over the last six months. These
include the distribution of emergency shelters to over 1.5 million people and of food to
4.3 million Haitians. More than one million... More
UN agencies are cooperating with businesses on a large scale, to mutual benefit.
The projects work in two directions: business provides know-how and resources to the UN, while the UN develops programmes that help to create an environment supportive of businesses, economic growth and sustainable... More
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is responsible for 40 million displaced people around the world, half of which do not have adequate access to clean water. In this context, the United Nations Foundation has teamed up with HP, Intel, Procter & Gamble’s PUR, Microsoft’s... More
GENEVA, June 16 (UNHCR) – To mark World Refugee Day, UNHCR partner Microsoft has pledged US$50,000 to the agency's "Gimme Shelter" campaign through Causes, the Facebook platform that allows users to raise money for a non-profit organisation or political campaign. More
Spanish football giants FC Barcelona and the UN refugee agency have launched a new fund-raising campaign aimed at bringing sports, education and life skills to refugee youngsters around the world. More
In an age of increasing globalisation, when more and more people are on the move, refugees are not unique because they are away from home. What sets them apart is that they cannot return there. More