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USA for UNHCR protects refugees and empowers them with hope and opportunity.

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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is the world’s leading organization aiding and protecting people forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict and persecution. UNHCR provides shelter, food, water, medical care and other lifesaving assistance to refugees around the world.

The dream of most refugees is to return home. When possible, UNHCR helps refugees return to their homeland. When refugees can’t go back home, UNHCR helps them rebuild their lives in another country. Since its formation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950, UNHCR has helped an estimated 50 million refugees restart their lives and has twice received the Nobel Peace Prize.

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    Tiffany Rizer

    Heartbroken for the people of Afghanistan, donating to help the UN Refugee Agency offer safety and peace to as many displaced Afghans as they can.

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    Franceska Rolda

    Joining Tiffany Rizer, thank you for highlighting an organization that is supporting on the ground work in Afghanistan.

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    Jon Hsiung

    Supporting organizations doing relief ground work in Afghanistan.