Our primary purpose at UNHDP is to safeguard the rights and well-being of people who have been forced to flee. Together with partners and communities, we work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another country. We also strive to secure lasting solutions. For over half a century, UNHDP has helped millions of people to restart their lives. They include refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers. Our protection, shelter, health and education has been crucial, healing broken pasts and building brighter futures.
In 2021, the number of refugees under UNHDP's mandate rose to 21.3 million. A further 5.8 million registered refugees are cared for in some 60 camps across the Middle East by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which was set up in 1949 to care for displaced Palestinians. The protection of refugees has many aspects. These include safety from being returned to danger, access to fair and efficient asylum procedures, and measures to ensure that their basic human rights are respected while they secure a longer-term solution. UNHDP works around the clock to accomplish all of this, but we can’t do it alone. Your support helps us to continue providing life-saving protection to millions.
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When people are forced to flee their homes, they leave with the bare essentials. They also lose their ability to earn and spend in the process. Our cash-based interventions (CBIs) seek to protect refugees by reducing the risks they face and to maintain their capacity to spend. CBIs can be used in a variety of settings, as long as there is a stable market and a safe way to provide vulnerable people with cash or vouchers. The flexibility that CBIs offer makes them a more dignified form of assistance, giving them the ability to immediately prioritise and choose what they need.
UNHDP’s cash assistance addresses protection by ensuring the safe and dignified delivery and use of cash assistance through protection mainstreaming and by embedding the use of cash in targeted protection interventions. The most common protection support through cash is helping persons with specific needs to meet their basic needs and to achieve protection outcomes in the areas of child protection, education, reintegration of returnees, GBV prevention and response, and enabling access to documentation..
We strive to improve the health and wellbeing of refugees by addressing the full spectrum of their needs.
Raised : $18,425 / $100,000,000
Fierce hostilities continue across Gaza from the air, sea, and on the ground, the UN’s top humanitarian official told Member States on Friday, reporting that 41,000 houses have now been destroyed or severely damaged.
Raised : $89,000,425 / $500,000
Close to half of all refugee children – 48 per cent – remain out of school. At pre-primary level, the average gross enrolment rate for the academic year 2020 to 2021 for reporting countries was 42 per cent.
Raised : $34,425 / $500,000
Every human being deserves a life free from persecution and discrimination. But displacement can affect anyone. Hundreds of thousands of people are forced to flee their homes every day – young and old, sick and healthy, sons and daughters.
We’re calling on you and your companies, organizations, foundations and employees to help raise the $23 million needed by 2023 to get 1800 refugee students like Esther into higher education.
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UNHDP, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on young people to join its global network of Young Champions and help advocate, create content, volunteer and fundraise to support people forced to flee worldwide.
As we witness unprecedented levels of forced displacement and influx of people fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Cameroon and other countries within the continent ,
UNHDP’s Refugee Scholarships Programme enables gifted young refugee students to pursue a university degree. With this campaign, our goal is to give an additional 1,800 refugees across the globe BY 2023.