Today, more than 50 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to unlivable circumstances such as war or human rights abuses. These refugees face prejudice and violence in both their home countries and in the countries they have found refuge in. The United Nations has declared June 20th World Refugee Day in order to honor these millions of people and their struggles. Forced displacement is a growing global crisis that requires immediate attention.
UniversalGiving celebrates World Refugee Day to ensure that refugees are never forgotten and are given the care and global attention that they deserve. Do your part in supporting refugees around the world by donating to or volunteering with one of UniversalGiving’s top-quality partner organizations committed to aiding refugees and bringing awareness to this humanitarian crisis. All NGOs featured on our website have been thoroughly vetted, assuring that they meet the highest standards of quality, trust, and transparency--and 100% of donations made through UniversalGiving go directly to the cause.
You, too, can make a difference in the lives of refugees by funding one of our Top Projects. With your help, the lives of refugees can be greatly improved: no action is too small.
1. Asia America Initiative for Filipino refugees.
The UN estimates that 300,000 residents of central Mindanao, Phillppines have been displaced due to military operations. AAI is one of the only NGOs working in this violent region, providing Peace Zone Schools as shelter for thousands of displaced families. Your donation to AAI will make a difference in the lives of Filipino refugee families by giving them a chance to survive.
2. Mercy Corps for Syrian refugees.
The civil war in Syria has been raging now for 4 years, and a heartbreaking 9 million people have fled from the violence, seeking relative safety elsewhere. Syrians are now the world’s largest refugee population; they are in need of your help. Mercy Corps is on the ground working to address the needs of 2.5 million people inside Syria and neighboring countries. Funding this project will help improve the lives of countless Syrians.
3. Global Citizens Network for Tibetan refugees.
In the Pokhara valley, just 45 minutes by plane from the city of Kathmandu, lies four Tibetan refugee settlements: Tashi Palkheil, Jampaling, Tashi Ling, Paljorling. In this region, GCN is involved in a number of crucial projects, including renovating canals, business development, roofing repair, and more. Funding this project will improve the quality of life for these Tibetan refugees, who have faced tremendous hardship and persecution.