UNHCR is the leading frontline global organisation saving the lives, protecting the rights, empowering and building a better future for millions of refugees, forcibly displaced and stateless people. We work in over 123 countries and we provide support to over 50 million people.
Established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly, since then the agency has helped more than 60 millions of people to restart their lives. For this reason it has been twice awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for our humanitarian work – in 1954 and 1981.
The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country
The Foundation, thanks to the relationship with UNHCR (United Nations Agency for Refugees), has decided to support the purchase of basic necessities in refugee camps hosting millions of Iraqi refugees, inviting also privates, through joint Communiqués, to do the same.
- ensure access to basic goods, particularly water
- provide to families adequate first asylum assistance
NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES
Refugees UNHCR camps
In Iraq, because of the violent conflict erupted in the month of December 2014, is taking place one of the worst humanitarian crisis of the past 20 years. In December 2014 the almost two million Iraqis obliged to flee their homes and villages are joined by 228 thousand Syrians on the run, who are crossing Turkey to safety in Iraqi Kurdistan. Every day 300-500 people cross the border and reach Northern Irak from Koban.
- 158 – supply of canisters for transporting clean water
- 316 – blankets distributed
Total families supported: 316