COVID-19 will not be defeated without a strong, global response. Faced with the largest emergency in its 70-year history, UNHCR has played a central role in combating the pandemic among refugee and forcibly displaced communities in 130 countries.

Protect reFugees

Our commitment is strong

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in 2020, and the scale of additional needs became clearer, UNHCR mobilised resources from its donors who responded generously. Almost 40 million refugees and IDPs have been assisted with critical protection and assistance.

Inclusive vaccination is key to winning the battle against COVID-19

Our goals are to ensure refugees and displaced people are included in national vaccination rollout plans. Jordan and Rwanda are rolling out inclusive, countrywide campaigns – but $50 million is needed to help support governments to vaccinate refugees, and to maintain a global medical stockpile.

Support is needed to protect and train staff, prepare vaccination facilities and provide refugees with access to vaccination programs.

But we can’t do this alone, please donate TODAY.

DONATE TODAY

You can help to protect thousands of refugees against the COVID-19 pandemic with:

  • Cash assistance to protect the most vulnerable
  • Education programs for refugee children
  • Generating refugee income and livelihoods
  • Services that prevent and respond to gender-based violence
  • Mental health and psychosocial support services

Due to the fast-changing nature of this crisis, we may also need to supplement national responses at short notice, including infection prevention and control, coordination, planning and monitoring.

Please help today to ensure we are prepared and can do all we can to contain this emergency.

Help protect refugees against COVID-19

A UNHCR staff member inspects boxes of soap that have landed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, bound for refugee camps and sites in South Kivu Province hosting over 48,000 Burundian refugees. © UNHCR/Michelle Ehouman

Your donations in action

UNHCR holds information sessions on COVID-19 for Venezuelan refugees in Brazil

 

Education Education

A refugee from the Central African Republic (CAR) has his temperature taken as part of a medical screening, before crossing the Ubangi River from Zongo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), during his repatriation by UNHCR. 

 

Medical Medical

UNHCR staff roll out COVID-19 prevention efforts in South Darfur, Sudan

 

Medical Medical

Fighting COVID-19 at Nduta refugee camp

Medical Medical

Share this:

facebook twitter

You can help

Make a donation

Every donation makes a real and lasting difference in the lives of refugees.

Organise a fundraiser

Host a bake sale, climb a mountain or do a fun run to raise funds for vital aid.

;