UNHCR aims to improve the quality of life of all people in its care through ongoing support, including those who have experienced long-term displacement.
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UNHCR does more than just respond to emergency situations. We also provide ongoing care for those who are displaced to help improve their quality of life.
Why Ongoing Support for Refugees is Important
UNHCR’s work extends beyond providing emergency aid during developing crises—though that support remains very important. After the immediate needs of refugees and displaced families have been met, UNHCR continues to provide life-saving assistance on an ongoing basis. This includes education, healthcare, shelter and more, which helps forcibly displaced people rebuild their lives. UNHCR also provides ongoing care to vulnerable communities such as women, children, girls, and LGBTIQ+ refugees who may face additional challenges. To learn more about how UNHCR supports refugees in Canada, visit our In Canada section.
Being able to provide stable assistance to communities who have faced and survived unimaginable trauma is why ongoing support for refugees is so important.
How You Can Support Refugees
There are many ways that you can support refugees and other displaced communities. To begin, it is important to learn about the plight of displaced people. You can also learn more about UNHCR’s work to support refugees during and in the aftermath of emergencies. Other ways you can help support refugees include donating, fundraising for UNHCR, participating in one of our campaigns, attending a UNHCR event, sharing our resources and more.
Learn more about our ongoing support programs below.
To ensure their rights and protection, UNHCR is working with national authorities, international and local organizations, and other partners to assist, protect and find solutions for unaccompanied and separated children.
We ensure refugees have what they need to survive—shelter, medical care, food, water and special protection and care for vulnerable children and women, including prevention and response to sexual violence.
At UNHCR, we work hard to ease women and girls’ struggles, ensuring safe shelters that offer privacy, assistance with construction or maintenance, fair food distribution systems and separate sanitation facilities.
Please help refugee families in need.