A unique resource for educators, youth workers and parents to teach about refugees and empower youth to make a difference in the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people.
According to the 1951 Refugee Convention, a refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group; a refugee either cannot return home or is afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.
Photo UNHCR / H. Caux / August 2007
Kids Care Clubs Project
Many refugees come to the United States without possessions, and without knowing anyone. Through Kids Care Clubs Reach Out to Refugees, you can help children and their families adjust to their new home, the United States of America, or help refugees living overseas in camps and their villages.
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Open Your Eyes. Open Your Heart. Open The Door.
Buy a Blue Key pendant or pin for $5 to support the work of UNHCR and tell the millions of refugees worldwide that they are not invisible. Wear the Blue Key to raise awareness among your friends and acquaintances and to help "open doors" of food, protection and care for refugees.
The United States Association for UNHCR (USA for UNHCR) supports the UN Refugee Agency's humanitarian work to protect and assist refugees around the world. This organization strives to meet the needs of the world's most vulnerable people, building support and awareness in the United States for UNHCR's life-saving relief programs.
Established by concerned American citizens, USA for UNHCR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The UN Refugee Agency - a two-time Nobel Peace Prize winner – strives to provide protection, shelter, emergency food, water, medical care and other life-saving assistance to more than 43 million people worldwide, who have been forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution. When possible, UNHCR helps refugees and other displaced people return to their homes voluntarily, safely, and with dignity.
Since its formation by the United Nations General Assembly on December 14, 1950, UNHCR has helped an estimated 50 million refugees restart their lives. Today, with a staff of more than 6,650 people, the agency is the lead humanitarian organization on the scene in 126 countries around the world.
GenerationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. As the new youth division of Points of Light Institute, its mission is to inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service.