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We rely almost entirely on contributions that government, corporations and individuals donate to UNHCR. We receive a limited subsidy from the United Nations General Assembly for administrative costs.

What happens to your money when you donate to UNHCR Canada?

In Canada, donations from the Government of Canada, corporations, foundations and individuals like you totalled CAD $73.4 million last year—more than 2% of UNHCR’s global operating budget.

What happens to your money when you donate to UNHCR Canada?

We pride ourselves on ensuring resources are used responsibly and efficiently to benefit displaced people around the world. That’s why we can send 86 cents of every one dollar you donate directly to uprooted families living in dire conditions, giving them hope for a brighter future. See our 2014 Global Report for the full financial report.

Thank you for supporting refugees, we couldn’t do it without you.

Shelter - protect refugee families from the harsh weather and give them what they need to survive

Shelter

You protect refugee families from the harsh weather and give them what they need to survive.

Icon Health - delivering food and health services for refugees

Health

You provide refugees nutrient-rich food and defend refugees from disease by delivering health services.

Water - supply clean water, better sanitation and hygiene systems to keep refugees safe and healthy

Water

You supply clean water, better sanitation and hygiene systems to keep refugees safe and healthy.

Education - ensure thousands of children can go to school

Education

You ensure thousands of children can go to school—giving them hope for a brighter future.

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Our Story

UNHCR is a lifeline for people displaced by violence, conflict and persecution. We help them survive, recover and build a better future.

Who We Help

Who We Help

We help people whose lives have been turned upside down by crisis. Whenever and wherever people are uprooted by conflict, UNHCR is there offering life-saving assistance and protection.
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