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UNHCR has a global network of information officers and others who report daily on the agency's varied activities on behalf of uprooted people around the world. This information is released locally to media and others, or sent to Geneva headquarters for editing before it is released in the form of press releases, web stories or by the UNHCR spokesperson at twice-weekly briefings at the Palais des Nations, the UN's European headquarters. UNHCR's presence in more than 110 countries, including in some of the most remote and difficult places on Earth, gives it access to news and information that are not available from anyone else.
To honour all humanitarians and increase public understanding of humanitarian assistance activities worldwide, the United Nations General Assembly has chosen to dedicate the 19th of August to commemorate World Humanitarian Day.
Gimme Shelter is a glimpse into the refugee experience. A reminder that there are millions of people around the world desperate for shelter, protection and respect for their right to live in safety and dignity.
We are asking our loyal donors to mail out — or hand out — pre-printed letters to family and friends, neighbours and colleagues, in September. These letters will provide information on refugees’ need for shelter and invite them to make a donation to the United Nations Refugee Agency.
The Catalina Yue Foundation has partnered up with UNHCR. You can help today by purchasing the Catalina Yue Eternally Album. $1 for each CD sold will go towards UNHCR. Visit the official Catalina Yue website for more information.